Wesley Robertson, 86

Wesley David Robertson, age 86, of Cokato, passed away suddenly at his home Friday, May 20, 2016.

He was born April 30, 1930, in Buffalo, to Harry and Alice (Aldrich) Robertson.

Wesley grew up in West Albion of Wright County, and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1948.

After high school, he worked for a while as a cow tester.

Wesley entered the United States Air Force Sept. 9, 1950. He served with the 3770th Technical Squadron, and was honorably discharged as a sergeant Sept. 8, 1954, at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.

While in the service, Wesley married Verna Jean Becker July 23, 1951, in Mountain Home, ID. To this union, a son, Dale was born.

After military service, Wes and Verna came home and farmed south of Buffalo. In 1961, they moved to Rockford and farmed there.

Wes sold the cows in 1968, and went to work at a metal shop in Minneapolis; he became a foreman there, and remained employed there until 1981.

In 1982, Wesley went to work at the Monticello nuclear plant as a security officer, retiring in 1992.

Wes and Verna moved to Cokato in 1995.

Wes had many hobbies. He enjoyed horses, hunting and fishing, and of course, restoring old tractors.

He was a member of the Stockholm Lutheran Church, and very active in the Cokato American Legion, and as a member of the Honor Squad.

Wesley is survived by his son, Dale (Pat) of Big Lake; granddaughters Rita Robertson of Buffalo, and Kimber Gutridge of Buffalo; great-grandchildren Kiran Robertson, and Tristan Zitzloff, both of Buffalo; a brother, James, of Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Harriet Roethlisberger of Albany, NM; and a sister-in-law, Pat Robertson of Watkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Alice; wife Verna; and brother Bill.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at Stockholm Lutheran Church, rural Cokato, with visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cokato and Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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