05-01-2019 - Classmate Bob Roestenburg passed away 27 April 2019
Robert Kay Roestenburg was born on September 15, 1949 and passed away on April 27, 2019
Robert Kay Roestenburg passed away April 27, 2019 in West Valley City, Utah. Robert was born September 15, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Johannus Roestenburg and Lois Jean Kiddle. Robert graduated from Olympus High School in 1967. During his teen years, he and his buddies formed the band Satillites, and he enjoyed being the lead guitarist. In November of 1969, Robert enlisted in the Marine Corp. He was wounded in February of 1970 while serving in Vietnam, and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Robert moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to work as a machinist with his father and together they owned TDM Manufacturing as tool and die makers. While living in New Mexico, Robert played in many pool tournaments. Robert later returned to Utah where he lived for the past 15 years. He enjoyed “tinkering” and teaching his nephews how to do things “right”. Most recently, they had been fixing up a boat for fishing. Robert is survived by his siblings Steven Roestenburg, Jololene Allan (Richard), Garon Yoakum (Rosalind); as well as many nieces and nephew who loved “uncle Bob”. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Julie Kay; sister Christine Roestenburg, and brother Martin Roestenburg. Graveside services will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park located at 3401 S. Highland Dr. SLC, Utah. Family and friends may gather to celebrate his life from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM at Bob’s favorite place: Ogie’s Café at 3515 South Redwood Road, West Valley City, Utah. Come as you are.