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Robert Rukavina


1936 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Robert Rukavina Obituary
Robert Rukavina, 81, of Pocatello, formerly of Mackay, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at Monte Vista Hills Healthcare.
He was born May 5, 1936 in Pocatello, Idaho. He was raised by his grandmother, Burr Bell in Mackay, Idaho.
He lived in Mackay,ID, Walla Walla, WA, Deary, ID, Soda Springs, ID and Afton, WY.
Robert attended schools in Mackay and graduated in 1955.
Robert attended Idaho State University where he received a scholarship playing basketball.
On April 6, 1960, he married Marketa Hocking in Elko, Nevada. Robert was drafted in the U.S. Army five days after his marriage.
He worked as a mine superintendent for Simplot.
He loved to fly fish, hunt and golf.
He is survived by his wife, Marketa of Pocatello; daughter, Ronda Bailey (Richard Lee) of Blackfoot and granddaughter, Amber (Matt) Kugler of Pocatello.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bill Rukavina.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Mt. McCaleb Cemetery in Mackay, Idaho.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 7, 2017
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