Obit: Robida, John A. (1917 - 2008)
Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Robida, Franklin, Schaefer, Apfelbeck, Harris, Flores, Thorson, Murien, Gebert, Lamoreux, Garguilo, Denzin, Balciar

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

Robida, John A. (1 May 1917 - 11 Aug. 2008)

John A. Robida

DORCHESTER -- John A. Robida, 91, of Dorchester, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, in the Palliative Care Unit at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, where he had been admitted Aug. 10, 2008. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Abbotsford, Wis. Concelebrants for the Mass will be the Rev. Benjamin Franklin, Pastor, and the Rev. James Schaefer, a former family parish priest. Pallbearers will be Craig, Cuyler and Chad Robida, Jay and Jody Apfelbeck, Jon Harris and Matthew Flores. Honorary pallbearers will be Jared Younker, Tyler and Cody Thorson.

A private family committal service at Dorchester Cemetery will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church in Abbotsford, Wis.

John was born May 1, 1917, to Anton and Mary (Murien) Robida in the town of Deer Creek in Taylor County. He attended grade school at Pleasant Valley grade school in Deer Creek until the eighth grade. He started his work career as a licensed cheesemaker working in Stetsonville. John later became a owner/operator of a dairy farm outside of Dorchester, Wis. John married Jeannette E. Gebert on Sept. 1, 1941, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, Wis. After retiring from farming, John started doing carpentry work which he enjoyed.

John's greatest love was his wife, Jeannette and their snowbirding to Texas and Florida for more than 16 years. John enjoyed fishing and camping and traveling in their motorhome. John is a member of the Catholic Order of Forester's and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, Wis.

John is survived by his loving and caring wife, Jeannette of Dorchester; his children, Karen (fiance Terry Lamoreux) Apfelbeck of Colby, Ronald (Judy) Robida of Dorchester, Gwendolyn Harris of Scandanavia, Trude (Tom) Garguilo of Orlando, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. John is further survived by his siblings, Ann Denzin of Medford, Margaret (Walter) Balciar of Medford, Donavan (Jo) Robida of Stratford; and a sister-in-law, Agnes Robida. Also survived by many other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Reginald; two brothers, Roy and William Robida; and a brother-in-law, Ed Denzin.

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----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

John A. Robida

DORCHESTER -- John A. Robida, 91, of Dorchester, Wisconsin, who died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, in the Palliative Care Unit at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, was also predeceased by his son-in-law, Andrew Apfelbeck.

His name was inadvertently omitted in the Aug. 13 obituary.



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