Joseph John Kotrba was born May 7, 1940, at Mitchell to John and Margaret (Casper) Kotrba. He grew up west of Mitchell on his family farm and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Mitchell. On October 31, 1970, he married Bonny Reinartz at Mitchell. For many years he had a tree service, janitorial service and raised watermelons and pumpkins.
He is survived by his wife, Bonny; two sons: Justin Kotrba of Mitchell, Waco Kotrba of Mitchell; three daughters: Michele (Scott) Rumbolz of Mitchell, Jenny Kotrba of Mitchell, Sierra (Joey) Bunker of Mitchell; a daughter-in-law, Darla Kotrba of Mitchell; nine grandchildren, three sisters: Camilla Kotrba of St. Louis, MO, Suzanne Korzan of Mitchell, Marcia (Juan) Lahens of Miami, FL; and three special nieces, Kelly Reinartz of Mitchell, Carrie Tucek of Wagner and Agnes Schulz of Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved son, John, sister, Joan Schulz, infant sister, Frances and great niece, Crystal Schulz.