Wallace Joe Robertson, age 68, of Franklin, IN went to be with Jesus on Friday, May 26, 2023 at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born December 11, 1954 in Clinton, Indiana. He married Kathleen Susan (Heck) Robertson on August 14, 1977. They were married for 45 wonderful years and raised five amazing kids.
His faith was a defining part of his life. He was an active member of Victory Christian Church for 45 years. He loved his church family and enjoyed worshiping with them. In addition to serving at Victory Christian Church, he was blessed to pastor Mt. Carmel Christian Church near Nineveh, IN for about three years, worked with the youth at Christian Chapel in Franklin, IN, and traveled on several missions trips. He loved God’s Word, reading it nightly with Kathy for their evening devotions.
He graduated from Wayne High School in Fort Wayne, IN. He graduated from Manchester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and earned his Master’s degree at Purdue University in Bilingual Bicultural Education.
Joe worked for the Post Office for about 20 years, taught Spanish and English as a Second Language at Ivy Tech, worked as an advocate for migrant workers with the Farm Worker Program, and taught Spanish and English GED courses at Job Corps at Camp Atterbury.
He loved finding treasures at auctions and thrift stores. He spent his free time landscaping and caring for the family farm. Joe and Kathy enjoyed traveling to Spanish-speaking countries and planning family vacations. He loved spending time reading to the granddaughters, taking them on farm cart rides, and playing games together.
Joe is preceded in death by son Jeremiah Robertson, mother Marianna Robertson (nee Williams), and father Freddie Joe Robertson. He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Kathy) Robertson (nee Heck) of Franklin, IN, children Charity, Jonah, Daniel (Elisha), and Rebekah Robertson, and grandchildren Elizabeth Robertson and Rachel Robertson.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Victory Christian Church, 1720 Graham Rd. Franklin, IN 46131. Visitation will be held at 3:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 4:30 PM.
Arrangements are with Jessen Funeral Home.