Born on Jan. 19, 1938
ROBERT "BOB" KOLIBA
VICTORIA - Robert "Bob" Lee Koliba, 75, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He was born in Yoakum on January 19, 1938 to the late Edward and Agnes Ondrusek Koliba.
Bob proudly served his country by being in the US Air Force for 4 years. He has been married to his beautiful wife Betty for 49 years, 10 months and 8 days. In this time, Betty and Bob had 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and four grandsons. In his working days Houston Pipeline is where he resided for 28 years. After retiring he ran his own business, RLK Measurements for 15 years until finally retiring for good 3 years ago. Throughout his life, Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and friends going camping, dancing and taking cruises. He loved to watch his grandsons play sports and overall enjoyed life with all those he loved. To have known him was a true blessing. He will be remembered and missed dearly by all.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Betty; daughter, Brenda (Todd) Heibel brothers, Leroy (Peggy) Koliba of Yoakum, Marvin (Nancy) Koliba of Wharton; grandchildren, Ethan Heibel, Tyler Heibel, Dustin Heibel and Jeramie Marek. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Bridgit Koliba Marek; infant brother Edward L. Koliba; grandparents, Frank and Mary Veit Ordursek and Frank and Ann Malina Koliba.
Funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 13, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10 AM with Father Patrick Knippenberg officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Leroy Koliba, Marvin Koliba, Bruce Koliba, Bryan Koliba, Ervin Chumchal, Rick Chumchal and Todd Heibel. Honorary pallbearers are Dale Koliba, Desi Koliba, Elizabeth Read, Rich Denman, Gary Denman, Lori Zepeda, Megan Machacek, Savanna Johnson, Kelly Jordan Family, Kenny Weaver Family, Tommy Cooley Family, Ronnie Austin and Bubba Stastny.
In lien of usual remembrance, donations can be made to Warm Springs, Hospice or donor's choice.
Arrangements under the care of Grace Funeral Home.