Robert MalchetskeBob Malchetske, a lifelong resident of Berlin, has devoted many hours to better and make a difference in the Berlin community. For this dedication, he is a 2019 Honoree for the ‘Be Proud, Be Inspired’ Inspiration Wall.

Malchetske’s participation in the Berlin community began in 1976 when he and his brother, Tom, opened Malchetske’s Liquor Store. Bob was only 17 at the time! Together they ran the store for 28 years. At the same time, Bob was also an active member of Berlin’s Fire Department to 1989 when his service as a fire fighter ended due to an injury.

Following his time on the Berlin Fire Department and managing his liquor store, Malchetske dedicated a significant amount of time supporting and working for sport programs for the youth, including the Berlin Bulldogs Football and Cheerleading teams and Berlin Basketball. Along with supporting youth programs, Malchetske is a member of the Berlin Athletic Booster’s Club, where he played an integral role in the formation of the Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame that began in 2017.

Not only has Malchetske volunteered his time to sport programs, but he has served the community by being a member of the Berlin City Council, Berlin’s Housing Task Force and the Green Lake County Board of Supervisors. He has spent time as a chairman for both the Green Lake County Finance Committee and Green Lake County’s Committee on Aging. By participating on several different committees, Malchetske was named Citizen of the Year by Berlin’s Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

Today, celebrating his 14th work anniversary at Farmer’s & Merchants Bank, Malchetske works as the Chief Investment Officer, where he shares his financial expertise with a number of clubs, organizations and with his church. Currently, he is also participating on the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County’s Financial Committee and sits on Berlin’s Library Board.

While Malchetske’s passion is to keep progressing the Berlin community, his top priority is spending time with his wife of 27 years, Elizabeth (Beth) Malchetske and his son, Patrick. By continuing to share his knowledge, his time, and silently donating to many projects and causes, Malchetske’s lifestyle displays his support for his motto:

“If it’s for the kids, do it!! They are our future.”