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Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN

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OBITUARY

William John Robertson

July 27, 1935July 23, 2020
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William John Robertson, 84, of Lanesville, Indiana passed away July 23, 2020 at Baptist Health Louisville. He was born on July 27, 1935 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the late John and Effie Robertson. He served his country as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Bill proudly worked for 50 years as an electrician out of IBEW Local 369 and was a member of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church.

After his own family, he loved babies most of all. He was "Grandpa Bill" to anyone who needed a grandpa. He was a problem solver who could fix most anything and was always ready to lend a hand. Bill was a believer in love at first sight and was quick to tell people that he knew he was going to marry Betty Jane as soon as he met her. She was the love of his life and he enjoyed anything that could be accomplished with her by his side: from working the crossword puzzle together in the mornings to sitting on their front porch in the evenings and every errand run in between.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Betty Jane Robertson; five children, William Joseph (Lora) Robertson, Dennis Michael (Marci) Robertson, Susan Gayle Robertson, Jill Marie Robertson and James Alan (Debbie) Robertson; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great great granddaughters; and sister, Doris Jean Rost.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son-in-law, William Dale Robertson; and a brother, Robert Louis Robertson.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be officiated by his nephew, Father Gary Padgett at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church, 1826 Edenside Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40204 with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, July 27, 2020

Memories

William John Robertson

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Wanda Ruttle

July 25, 2020

From the time Bill met Joe in 1959 at LG&E - we considered him a real true and loyal friend and an extended member of our family. We shared many many good times and gatherings together birthdays, anniversaries, trips to Florida with our families, dances, and just visits. These are all precious memories that I will forever hold dear to my heart. With deepest sympathy & Love to all of you - Wanda

Charlene and Gary Fetz

July 24, 2020

Praying for this wonderful family who has always given so much to others. Bill was one of the most loving, caring and thoughtful men we’ve ever met and our heart breaks for Betty who must go on without him...may God wrap his arms around her and give her strength and peace. ❤️

Jennie Payne

July 24, 2020

Sending my deepest condolences to the entire family. I have many wonderful memories of Bill and know how much he will be missed. Please know you all are in my prayers. Much love, Jennie, James and Jasper Payne

Garry Redmon

July 24, 2020

RIP Bill , Electrical Workers Local 369 lost one its finest electricians /mechanics . A great family man setting examples for all of us. You will be missed .

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