Robert Lee Horkstrom left this world in the arms of his daughter-in-law, Karmelita, in the loving home of his son, Don Horkstrom at 5:30 p.m. on July 29, 2011.
He was born Aug. 22, 1933 to George and Etta Horkstrom. He was formerly from Galesburg, Ill., and came to live with his son in January 2011 because of illness. He served two years in the U.S. Army. He married Betty Jane Davidson May 25, 1957 and they were married 51 years when she passed away.
Robert worked for 40 years at Maytag Corporation in Galesburg, Ill. until his retirement. He loved horses and worked part-time shoeing them. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and farming, but most of all he loved being with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Etta Horkstrom; and his wife, Betty J. Horkstrom, who passed away on July 1, 2008.
He is survived by his son, Don (Karmelita) Horkstrom, of Moab; a stepson, Robert Fisher, and three granddaughters, of Lebanon, Mo.; granddaughter, Melonie (Ron) Dolphin and great-grandchildren, Laci, Jordan, and Ronnie, all of Moab; grandson, Frederick (Brandi) Mayhew, and great-grandson, Donnie, of Los Lunas, N.M. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Linda (Paul) McDaniel, of German Town Hills, Ill.
A private family service has taken place and he will be buried next to his loving wife Betty in Illinois at a later date.
We love you Dad and you’ll be missed by all.
Special thanks to CNS and especially Katherine, who went the extra mile and could even get him to dance at the end. In lieu of flowers donations are asked to be made to hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.