Farming Rural 18

Bobby von Roeder

April 24, 1930 ~ August 20, 2021 (age 91)


With his two children by his side, Bobby James von Roeder, 91, of Yorktown, went to his heavenly home on Friday, August 20, 2021. He was born April 24, 1930 in Yorktown to the late Joachim von Roeder and Elmina Pecenka.

Bobby grew up on a farm in Yorktown with Hereford cattle. At an early age he delivered milk and ice. Later he worked for D & K Grocery, Ford Motor Company and Firestone. Bobby graduated from Yorktown High School in 1949. On June 18, 1950, he married his sweetheart, Billie Jean Randow of Galveston. Billie and Bobby celebrated 70 years of marriage and were blessed with two children.

Perhaps one of his favorite scriptures was quite simple, "Do not let your hearts be troubled." He was rarely anxious or worried about anything; he would not let his heart be troubled. In his heart, he was a country boy in jeans and boots. He didn't like attention; he never wanted anyone to make a big deal over his birthday or any special occasion. He enjoyed being outdoors and loved every kind of animal - from deer to dogs - and everything in between. He lived life with gentleness and integrity, with generosity and joy, always dedicated to his family.

He is survived by his son Russell (Roxanne) von Roeder of Yorktown; his daughter Marilyn von Roeder-Kunkel of Victoria; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Joachim von Roeder and Elmina Pecenka; a younger brother Milam Russell von Roeder; and his wife, Billie Jean von Roeder on June 25, 2020.

Visitation is 9:30 Tues., Aug. 24, 2021 at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Service is 10 am Tues. Aug. 24, 2021 at Massey Funeral Home, Interment to follow at Westside Cemetery. 

As an expression of sympathy, memorial gifts may be made to Crown Hospice or First Presbyterian Church in Yorktown.

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Arrangements made by Massey Funeral Home Yorktown, Texas, 361-564-2900.

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August 24, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Massey Funeral Home

Funeral Service
August 24, 2021

10:00 AM
Massey Funeral Home

August 24, 2021

11:00 AM
Westside Cemetery, TX, Yorktown


First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown
234 N Church St., Yorktown TX 78164

Crown Hospice
1101 Salem Rd. #A, Victoria TX 77904
Tel: 1-361-575-5900

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