JARS v62n3 - In Memoriam: Harold Robertson

In Memoriam: Harold Robertson
Tadeusz Dauksza

Harold Robertson was born in January 1928 in Davenport, Iowa, and born to eternal life June 11, 2007, Brookfield, Wisconsin. He was a member of the Midwest Chapter and beloved husband of Margaret Neis-Robertson. He was preceded in death by his cherished wife of 49 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Robertson.

At 60 years of age, Harold was founder and CEO of Venture Electrical Contractors in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was a long-time resident of Franklin, Wisconsin, serving as an alderman for ten years. Harold was proud of his 17-year involvement as coach in the Hales Corners Little League. When he wasn't busy serving on numerous committees and boards, Harold was busy as an avid golfer, traveler, fisherman, and gardener. He was especially proud of his prize winning show flowers, with dahlias as his specialty.

Harold was a member of the Midwest Chapter for nine years. He attended every annual truss and plant sale in Glencoe, Illinois, where he purchased many rhododendrons for his beautiful garden. Harold will be missed greatly, but his legacy in the chapter will continue, as his wife Margaret will be on-board to grow those wonderful plants and continue being a member of the ARS.