Robert Neil Simnacher, 89, of Skidmore, Texas, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Mr. Simnacher was born September 9, 1930, in Driscoll, Texas, to Gregory and Helen Elisabeth (Ordner) Simnacher. He married Jeanette Schumann in Alice on August 16, 1958. He was a farmer by profession and served in the United States National Guard for 12 years. He was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beeville and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Skidmore and was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus for 71 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gregory and Helen Simnacher; and a sister, Kathleen Louise (Simnacher) Rohde.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Jeanette Simnacher of Skidmore; a son, Guarian “Bubba” (Debbie) Simnacher of Fair Oaks Ranch; a daughter, Roberta Pate (John Davis) of Stephenville; a granddaughter, Katy (Mitchell) Smolik of Mathis; three great-grandchildren, Hayden, Corbin and Eli Smolik; a brother, Vernon Simnacher of Robstown; and three sisters, Alyne (Simnacher) Fitzgerald of Castroville, Carolyn (Simnacher) Bartosch of Orange Grove and Evelyn (Simnacher) Hartmann of Pearland.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Beeville, Texas. A Rosary will be recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Gonzales and Father Thomas L. Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow at Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Michael Bartosch, Duane Hartmann, Timothy Rohde, Glen Meyer, J.R. Perez and Domingo Martinez.
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