Junior Robertson, age 75, of Monroe passed away bravely with his family by his side, on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the William S. Middleton Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born on February 12, 1946 the son of Orson Sr. and Elma (Richards) Robertson. He attended Monroe High School, graduating in 1965. After graduating high school Junior entered the US Army serving from 1966 until 1968 where he was stationed in Vietnam, he received three purple hearts, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Combat Infantry Badge, and he was a Bronze Star recipient. He was a distinguished member of the 327th Infantry Regiment which is located at Fort Campbell, KY. Junior can also be found on the wall of Honor at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters in KY. He was heavily involved in setting up the Chapter 3 Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Monticello as well as procuring the Army Tank at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Monroe. He later gave numerous speeches at area schools and the UW- Madison about Veteran’s, PTSD, and mental health for all.
On July 26, 1969 he married Linda Kay Erb in Naperville, IL. He worked for the City of Monroe for 35 years retiring in 2003. He enjoyed his family, especially his children and grandchildren, always attending all of their activities and events. Junior also enjoyed hunting, traveling where he was able to go back to Vietnam, going on cruises with family, and spending time at their camper in Lyndon Station.
Junior is survived by his wife, Linda of 52 years; children, Cody (Theresa) Robertson and Sara (Szvon) Conway; grandchildren, Sadie, Sydnee, Sophie, Merric, Beckett, and Everett all of Monroe; siblings, Lois Draney, Eva Penniston, Merle Robertson, Mary Severson, Dorothy (Lloyd) Provoast, Nancy (Lloyd) Gleason; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Robertson; brothers-in-law, Jim Erb and Tom (Lynne) Erb; as well as many extended relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jeanette Robertson, Charlotte Johnson, Burnette Robertson, Goldie Bruegger, and Chuck Robertson; and many in-laws, extended relatives, and friends; as well as those he deemed the “true heroes”, the men and women who gave all fighting for their Country.
Junior will be remembered for his patriotism, his true faith in God, and his eternal love for his family. We will miss you. At ease, Soldier.
Memorial Services will be held Monday, October 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. The service will also be livestreamed a link can be found at www.shriner111.com.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com