Robert Elko, a lifelong resident of the Eagle River area, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at his home. He was 69.

He was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Phelps to Peter and Joyce (née Morgan) Elko.

Mr. Elko graduated from Eagle River Union High School.

He was retired after a long career with the U.S. Postal Service in Eagle River.

Mr. Elko is survived by two sons, Nick (Amy) of Appleton, and Robert (Tricia) of New London; two sisters, Lynn of Eagle River, and Barbara of Menasha; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Elko’s life will be celebrated in a private gathering this summer.

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.