James W. Hrobsky
1939 - 2016
James W. Hrobsky, age 76, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Marquardt Health Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Patrick Wendler officiating . Visitation will take place on Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown and at the church on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial with full military rites will be conducted at St. Henry Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the Watertown Humane Society or Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family.
James Walter Hrobsky was born on Jan. 23, 1939, in Waterloo, the son of Edward W. and Freida (nee Wuestenberg) Hrobsky. After graduating from Watertown High School, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army. On June 27, 1964, he was united in marriage to Margery Elaine Krukenberg. He was employed at Cooper Power Systems, formerly RTE, in Pewaukee where he retired in 2001. Jim was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church where he served as an usher and sang in the church choir. After his retirement, he volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul in Watertown. Jim enjoyed playing cards and being outside. He was fond of working with and cutting wood. Jim truly loved spending time with his family and riding motorcycles with his wife. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and loved to stay busy. He enjoyed the pastime of making homemade wine. Jim has been a caretaker for his wife for the past several years.
Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margery; four children, Cathy (Mike) Heinz, all of Watertown; Patrick Hrobsky of Mosinee; Keven Hrobsky; Todd (Heather Macar) Hrobsky, all of Watertown. He is further survived by five grandchildren, Dione (Mike Wagie) Heinz, Julia (Robert) Dow, Amber (Jason) Osterberger, Amy Hrobsky, David Hrobsky; four great-grandchildren who were the light of his life, Khali Heinz, Kera Frentzel, Arie Osterberger, Ava Osterberger; sisters-in-law, Shirley Hrobsky and Rosie Hrobsky as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Freida; brothers, Edward Hrobsky, John Hrobsky, Clyde Hrobsky, Robert Hrobsky, Hank Hrobsky and Arthur Hrobsky.
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