On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Robert Joseph Brasko passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside. He was a life long resident and farmer of Slovak, Arkansas. He was born June 17, 1941 to the late Joe and Helen Brasko.
He was a graduate of Hazen High School Class of 1959. After graduation, he served 6 years with the National Guard while beginning his farming career. He married Judy Chudy Brasko on June 26, 1965. They raised 3 children and 7 grandchildren. He was a parishioner and parish council member of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak.
Robert was a proud member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and Grand Prairie Assembly. He was also a member of the Prairie County Democratic Central Committee, board of director of Prairie Farmers Association in Hazen and Catholic Charities Disaster Response Team. He was dedicated to being an agent and board member of Farmers Protective Insurance for 29 years and owner of Sawdust Industries Unlimited (his custom woodworking).
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and oldest son, Rodney. He is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Robert (Bob) Brasko and wife, Annette; daughter, Annette Sterl and her husband, Hans. He was an amazing and proud grandfather and mentor to Victoria, Alexandria, Francesca, Noah, Brianna, Alyssa, and Julianna.
On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, visitation will begin at 9:30 – 10:40 a.m., Rosary will begin at 10:40 a.m. and Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. in Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak. Burial will be in the parish cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen. Memorials may be made to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.