Emil Robert Plasko
1929 - 2021
Hutchins Funeral Home
209 S Main St
Watervliet, MI

Bob's life began Oct. 3, 1929, in Watervliet.

He grew up on the family farm, and attended Stickney School until the fifth grade, when he went to Watervliet Public Schools and graduated high school. After high school, Bob continued his education on a full scholarship to the University of Michigan, earning his bachelor's 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 accomplishments, Bob's great love was his family. At the age of 7, 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 in 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 can visit with Bob's family from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Watervliet.

To leave a message of comfort for Bob's family, visit www.hutchinsfuneral.com.

Published by The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 19, 2021.
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209 S Main St, Watervliet, MI
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