Robert Donald Bethke Jr.

Robert Donald Bethke Jr.

Robert Donald Bethke Jr.

Robert Donald Bethke Jr., age 47, of Portage, Wisconsin died Friday, July 6th, 2018 of natural causes.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Packwaukee, Wisconsin. Pastor Brenda Pulver will officiate. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church.

Rob was born March 14, 1971 in Mauston, Wisconsin to Robert Donald and Emily Ann (Jacobson) Bethke. He grew up in Necedah and later in Packwaukee. Rob graduated from Montello High School in 1992. He later went to MATC and pursued a Culinary Arts degree.

Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching the Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Robert’s memory to his family.

Parents: Robert Donald and Emily Bethke of Packwaukee, Wisconsin
Brother: Eric (April Rohde) Bethke of Westfield, Wisconsin
Nephew: Eric Bethke Jr. of Westfield, Wisconsin
Further survived by several uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Olevia says:

    Condolences to the entire family. May the loyal love of Almighty God comfort you all.

  2. Garrett Thiessen says:

    I am truly sorry for your loss. Rob had worked with me for quite a few years. We had became good friends, and he had become a frequent staple in mine, and my family’s lives. My daughter adored him, and I honestly don’t even know how to begin to break the news to her. She will be heartbroken. She has asked about him often, and unfortunately, due to chaotic schedules, it has been months since we have last saw him. I only hope that he is looking down, and knows how terribly he will be missed. He got me on the path of vaping, and helped dramatically turn my health around because of it. I owe it to him for helping me quit cigarettes for good. I cannot believe I lost such a good friend and confidant. I am terribly sorry for your loss, and though you may not have ever met me, I hope it brings some comfort in knowing that he had people around him that cared about him and enjoyed every minute of his company. I am so sorry. Me and my family send all of our love to you all. May it bring some solace in knowing how greatly, and positively, your loved one had impacted people’s lives.