Robert Waldo Jeske, 78, of Brenham passed away on August 1, 2022. Visitation for Robert will be on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. with family present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 5, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville with Pastor Glenn Hohlt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Robert was born on November 21, 1943 to parents, Glenn L. and Gladyola (Linnstaedter) Jeske. He was Baptized on December 26, 1943 and confirmed on May 25, 1958 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill. On September 18, 1971 he married Judy Gaskamp at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville.
He graduated Brenham High School in 1963, and in 1964 he achieved the highest degree in the National FFA Organization, The American Farmer Degree. He worked For Washington County Road and Bridge as a Motor Grader Operator. He served on the Zion Lutheran Church Council and the Building and Grounds Committee. He was an avid farmer and rancher. He loved to Bar-B-Q, hunt, fish and go camping. He enjoyed bingo, dominoes and putting together puzzles with friends at Argent Court Assisted Living.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; brother, Glenn Wayne Jeske; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rickey and Carol Gaskamp, Mark and Cindy Gaskamp, David Reue and Sandy Gaskamp. Nieces and nephews, Stacy Stefka, Mike and Tammy Stevenson, Shawn and Christy Faust, Josh and Brook Gaskamp, Heather Gaskamp, J.T. and Chelsea Gaskamp, Shannon and Holly Woodruff, Hannah Gaskamp, Matthew Gaskamp, Rodger and Becky Moore, Wayne and Michelle Jeske. Also mourning his loss are many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors who knew him fondly by “Big Bob”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Ginger Reue; brother-in-law Dennis Gaskamp; and aunt and uncle, John and Mildred Spreen.
Pallbearers are Shawn Faust, Josh Gaskamp, J.T. Gaskamp, Matthew Gaskamp, Wayne Jeske, Rodney Kelm, Gary Schulze and Mike Stevenson.
Memorials in Robert’s name can be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 1800 FM 2679, Brenham, TX 77833