THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Robert C. Begotka
Issue Date: August 16, 2017
Robert "Bob" Charles Begotka, 90, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.
Born Sept. 6, 1926 in Mountain, to the late Allen and Effie (Chroge) Begotka, he graduated from Green Bay East High School and attended UW"Madison. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1943 when he was 16 years old and served in the Pacific Theater during and after World War II.
On Feb. 22, 1947, he married the former Delores Marion Zorn at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette. In 1955 and worked at Ansul Chemical Company in Marinette where he was an executive, managing international sales until retiring in 1987.
A member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette for many years, faith and family were important to him and he volunteered his time and talents in many leadership positions for both the church and elementary school. He was a devoted person, was the patriarch of a large, still-growing family, gave help and advice as needed and was known by all as "Big Dad." His generous spirit and sense of humor will be missed by his family and many others who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of over 70 years, Delores Begotka; four children, Linda (James) Anderson, Randy (Catherine Sweeney) Begotka, Ricky (Patricia) Begotka and Robert (Ignacia Moreno) Begotka; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, DuWayne ( Marilyn) Begotka and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Private family services were held. Draeger Langendorf Funeral Home of Racine assisted the family with arrangements.