Robert W. Miska

Robert W. Miska

Jun 16, 1934 - Dec 23, 2008
Funeral services for Robert W. Miska of Riverton will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Rex Whitman will officiate. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Mr. Miska died at Riverton Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning, Dec. 23, 2008. He was 74.

Robert William Miska was born in Mandan, N.D., on June 16, 1934, the son of Otto John Miska and Elizabeth Ann (Doll) Miska. He grew up on a farm in North Dakota, attended elementary school in St. Anthony, and high school in Mandan.

On Sept. 10, 1958, he married Rita R.A. Rothschiller in Mandan. They later divorced.

He served in the U.S. military, with both the Army and Army National Guard.

He worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash., and later moved to Wyoming in 1960 to work in the oilfields. In 1964, he took a job with Western Nuclear Inc. in Jeffrey City as a mill operator and lived there until 1974. He then moved to Riverton and went back to work in the oilfields for various companies until his health no longer permitted.

Mr. Miska was of the Christian faith.

His family said he very much enjoyed being around his family and friends. Some of his interest-included working on cars, watching wrestling, traveling, sightseeing and sharing his experiences.

He was a member of the Western Fraternal Life Association.

Survivors include his former wife and friend, Rita R.A. White; son, Elliott Miska and his wife Barbara; grandson, Robert E. Miska and his wife Michelle; great granddaughter, Hailey; great grandson, Kade, all of Riverton; daughter, Brenda Miska and son-in-law Lynn Landseidel; granddaughter, Michelle; grandson, Ryan, all of Salem, Oregon; extended family, Carl White, Brian White and his wife Tanya and their children Jorden, Sienna, and Christopher, all of Riverton; sisters, Dorothy Egan of Albuquerque, N.M.; Belinda Belohlavak and her husband Anthony of Mandan, N.D; brother, Wesley Miska and his wife Edna of Springfield, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.