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Gary D. “Bud” Robertson passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at Grape Community Hospital, Hamburg, Iowa, at the age of 58.

 He was the son of Howard and Norma (Maupin) Robertson was born Oct. 3, 1954, in Fayette, Mo.  Bud attended the New Franklin Schools graduating in 1972.  Bud then honorably served his country in the United States Army.  On March 16, 1987, Bud was united in marriage to Anita Moore at the Rock Port Baptist Church.  They became the parents of two children, Ashley and Royce, and made their home in the Rock Port area their entire married life. 

Bud was in the trucking industry since the age of 18.  He owned and operated his own truck the majority of his life, while also working in agriculture.  He also worked with Anita in the numerous food service and restaurant businesses they owned and operated together.

Bud was preceded in death by his daughter, Whitney Stock; niece, Chelcy Rapp; father-in-law, Marvin Moore and grandparents. 

Survivors include his wife, Anita Robertson, Rock Port; daughters,  Megan Sjostrand and her husband, Chris, Ashland, Mo., and Ashley Robertson and Justin Cotton, Peru, Neb.; son, Royce Robertson and Caitlain Bantan, Rock Port; three grandchildren, Zy and Knox Cotton, Wyatt Sjostrand; parents, Howard and Norma Robertson, Franklin, Mo.; sisters, Teresa Pfizenmeir, and her husband, Scott, Marshall, Mo., Pam Rapp, and her husband, Bill, Boonville, Mo., Gina Silvey, and her husband, Greg,  Boonville, Kim Knigge, and her husband, Jerry,  Columbia, Mo.; mother-in-law, Jean Moore, Rock Port; sister-in-law, Robin Shirley, and her husband, Rick,  Farragut, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brownville Christian Church, Brownville, Neb.

A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials: The Zy and Knox Cotton and Wyatt Sjostrand Educational Fund.

Online obituaries and condolences at    

Services under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.

Visitor Comments
Submitted By: Shirley Bechtold Submitted: 8/26/2013
Was so sorry to hear about Bud! You have my sympathy and prayers during your time of loss! He will be remembered by a lot of NFHS students!

Submitted By: Ron Zukaitis Submitted: 8/27/2013
Anita, so sorry to hear about Bud, hope you, mom ashley and the hole are doing well. Spice man

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