Robert W. Gortmaker, 69, of Joplin, Missouri, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, after a long
He was born to Lear and Johanna Gortmaker on January 14, 1935, in Miller, South Dakota.
He was a Korean War veteran. He made his home in Joplin, Mo., for the last 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Debra, of Joplin; three sons, Bobbie Gortmaker of Cabot,
Ark., Delbert Gortmaker of Ozark, Mo., and Bill Gortmaker of Joplin; one daughter, Anita
Gortmaker of Joplin; two stepchildren, Catherine Brett of Sturgeon, Mo., and Paul
Andrews, Jr. of Thompson, Mo.; a brother, Jerry Gortmaker, Colorado Springs, Colo.;
two sisters, Hannah Carter of Colorado Springs and Margaret Ufen of Miller; 11
grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
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