CHARLESTON, Mo. — Robert James “Bob” Rolwing, 89, died Dec. 11, 2019, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 17, 1930, in the Texas Bend Community of Mississippi County, son of the late Paul Lawrence Rolwing and Elizabeth Margaret Wessels Rolwing, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life. A graduate of St. Henry High School, he was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Having farmed his entire life, he was a landowner and farmed as Rolwing Farms with his brother. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean War.
On May 25, 1957, he married Joyce Alberta Chappell, and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one brother, Monsignor Richard Rolwing of Cape Girardeau; one sister, Mary Agnes Belviy of New Albany, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert “Bert” Rolwing, Cornelius Rolwing and Herman Rolwing.
There is no public visitation.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston. The Rev. David Dohogne, pastor, will serve as celebrant.
Burial with full military honors will follow in the Texas Bend Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Larry Rolwing, Dennis Rolwing, Lee Welch, Carl Welch, Bruce Chapman, Christopher Chapman, Ethan Welch and Clayton Spaulding.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Renaud, Don Rolwing and Phil Rolwing.
McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com