David Robertson, 75, Baraboo

September 25, 2018

David “Robbie” Fulton Robertson, 75, of Baraboo, left us Sept. 23, 2018.

He was born July 4, 1943, and he loved his freedom. He was born to Daniel and Doris Robertson in Detroit, Michigan. The family moved to Los Angeles, California, when he was 2, and except for his tour of duty for the Army in Germany during the Vietnam era and a brief residence in Nevada, he spent the next 70 years in southern California. He moved to Baraboo in June 2015, when it became evident he could not manage on his own after a stroke.

He lived most of his life in Woodland Hills, California. Robbie graduated from University of California-Northridge with a business degree. He worked an assortment of jobs — a time for Arthur Anderson, managed a toy store, but his favorite gig was manager of a gourmet shop in Beverly Hills, where he was a wine adviser to “the stars.” He was most passionate about wine, baseball, fantasy football and Yosemite Valley deep-sea fishing.

His parents and sister, Deborah, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Julie (Bob) Ledford; grandchildren, Lee and Jack of Edmonds, Washington; sister and caretaker extraordinaire, Deri Ament of Baraboo; niece, Darci (Andrew) Tronick of Seaside, California; and ultra-devoted nephew, Douglas, (Steph) Ament of Washburn. Many thanks to his posse of lifetime pals — Mark, Bob, Randy and Digger. Significant Baraboo friends, Joel and Rick. Also, the marvelous staff at Greenbriar Assisted Living in Baraboo must be thanked.

No services will be held. If you wish to remember Robbie in a special way, a donation to the VFW would be meaningful. His ashes will be returned to California at a later date.

Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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