January 14, 2001
John E. Robaidek
John E. Robaidek, 72, Sampson, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at a local hospital.
He was born Oct. 23, 1928, in the Town of Chase to the late Frank and Clara (Kolakowski) Robaidek. He married Nancy Desreumaux on Oct. 24, 1964, in Oconto Falls. He was a lifelong resident of Sampson where he operated a dairy farm for over 40 years. Prior to that he was self-employed for 12 years as a milk truck driver and worked at his father's cheese factory in Sampson. John was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chase, his entire life. He was also a member of the Oconto County Rural Urban Committee. In addition John was a member of the Oconto County Holstein Breeders Association, the Oconto County Farm Bureau and the Oconto County DHIA. He was an Oconto County Board supervisor from 1992 to 1994.
Survivors include: his wife, Nancy; seven children, Ann (David) Jerovetz, Green Bay, Susan (Loyal) Reierson, Watertown, Jon (Wendy) Robaidek, Wisconsin Rapids, James (Charmaine) Robaidek, Shawano, Jerrold Robaidek, Madison, Joel Robaidek, Eau Claire, Jay Robaidek, Madison; seven grandchildren, Kellan Reierson, Mikayla Robaidek, Jeremy Robaidek, Brent Reierson, Michael Jerovetz, Trevor Reierson, Sarah Jerovetz; three sisters, Lucille (Rudolph) Kvasnica, New Berlin, Rita Gantenbein, West Bend, Joan (Robert) Jankowski, Milwaukee; one sister-in-law, Jeanne Robaidek, Oregon, Wis.; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Eugene Robaidek, an infant brother, two brothers-in-law, Delbert Gantenbein and James "Bud' Desreumaux, one niece, Barbara Mankowski.
Friends may call at Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski, from 2 until 7:30 p.m. today with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continues on Monday, Jan. 15, after 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Chase. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the church with the Rev. Gerald Prusakowski, O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Oconto Falls.