Bob’s life began October 3, 1929, in Watervliet, Michigan. He grew up on the family farm and attended Stickney School until the fifth grade where he went to Watervliet Public Schools and graduated high school. After high school Bob continued his education on a full scholarship to University of Michigan earning his Bachelors Degree. Bob was an Engineer in Research and Development for electrical components. He worked for Whirlpool, Chrysler Missile, American Standard, Micro Devices, and Emerson Electric throughout his career. When Bob wasn’t working you could find him woodworking, fixing things, or fishing. He loved fresh and salt water fishing and boating, surf fishing on the Gulf of Mexico, and trolling for salmon on Lake Michigan. Bob also served with the International Executive Service Corps in Kazakhstan for six months.
Above all his acccomplishments Bob’s great love was his family. At the age of seven Bob met Theresa Phillips, a neighbor girl through friends, eighteen years later they married on June 19, 1954. They enjoyed 55 years together raising seven kids and later spoiling grandchildren until Theresa’s passing in 2009.
Bob leaves behind a large loving family to cherish his memory including: seven children Mark Plasko, Mary (John) Sheets, Victoria Keon, Phillip (Susan) Plasko, Stephen Plasko, Theodore Plasko, and Joy (Mark) Turner; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob died of natural causes in the company of his family in his home at Sun City, Georgetown, Texas. Bob is preceded in death by his wife Theresa, parents Emil and Margaret (Machatka) Plasko, and two sisters Margaret Plasko and Gloria Gunn.
Friends may visit with Bob’s family Friday, October 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 23, at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Watervliet. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Bob’s family.
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