DR. ROBERT E. LITKE
, 84, of Vermillion, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his residence.
A committal service with military honors was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Council Grove, KS.
Robert was born on Oct. 15, 1927, Marion, IN, to Emmett and Ethel (Fisher) Litke. He moved on to Modesto, CA and graduated from Modesto High School in 1945.
After high school Robert served in the Korean War in an anti-aircraft unit.
Robert spent many years as an educator at the collegiate level. He taught hearing audiology at South Dakota State University from '58-'66 and at the University of South Dakota from '66-'98.
Robert is survived by his son, Kevin Litke; and spouse, TJ Litke, of Talahassee, FL; his grandson, Nicolaos Litke; his granddaughter, Perri Litke; and his son, Keith Litke of Spearfish.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 3415 North Potsdam Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.
Services have been entrusted to Kober Funeral Home of Vermillion.
Condolences may be posted online at www.koberfuneralhome.com