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SMREKER, Robert J.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

Dearest father of Cindy Sullivan, Sharon (Bob) Boedeker and Nancy Govero.

Grandfather to Jennifer (Amy) Powers, Rob (Lauren) Powers, Jim (Corey) Powers and Mike (Katie) Powers; Jeff (Cindy) Boedeker, Steve (Erin) Boedeker, and David (Beth Ann) Boedeker; Jamie (Joe) Adams, Jodie Govero, Kyle (Lindsey) Govero and Kurt (Sarah) Govero; Andrew Smreker and Katelynn Smreker who blessed him with 23 great-grandchildren.  Dear brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend.

Bob “Woodsie” was 87 years old, born in Arkansas and lived a full, long life in the St. Louis area with retirement years at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was a faithful Catholic and proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Former President/Owner of Arnold Ready Mix and Eureka Materials, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling and was a great story-teller.

Services:  Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road on Friday, 1/15/16 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral Mass at Assumption Catholic Church, 4725 Mattis Road on Saturday, 1/16/16 at 10 am. Burial to follow at Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart, MO.

Masses preferred or donations to Society of St. Vincent de Paul – St Louis, PO Box 795039,  St. Louis MO 63179 — online at:  https://svdpstlouis.org/donate or through your parish.