Robert M. Garecht, 80, of Delavan died Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn. He was born Aug. 14, 1932 in Taylor, N.D., to the late Jack and Rose (Fix) Garecht. He was united in marriage to Elaine Wandler in Dickinson, N.D. on July 5, 1954. He was employed at General Motors in Janesville for 34 years until his retirement in 1999. Along with his wife, Elaine, he attended St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Delavan.

He is survived by his wife Elaine of Delavan; daughter, Carla (Richard) Ludowise of Elkhorn; sons; Kenneth (Kim) Garecht of Janesville, Kevin Garecht of Vista, Calif. and Keith (Kelli) Garecht of Elkhorn; grandchildren, Brad, Mike, Cami, Riley (Tabraea) Oman, Krissy (Brad) Shroeder and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Issy Kostenko and Eleanor Phillips; brother, Al (Billie) Garecht; sister-in-law, Vernette Garecht and many nieces and nephews.

Bob is further preceded in death by brothers, Hank Garecht, Leo Garecht, Joe Garecht and Phil Garecht; niece, Casy Garecht; brothers-in-law, Art Kostenko and Jack Phillips; sisters in-law, Joyce Garecht and Hilda Garecht; half-brothers, Barney Garecht and George Garecht and half-sister, Barbara Carmen.

Funeral Services were Dec. 28 at the Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan assisted the family. Visit

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