OBITUARY

James W. Roeckner

March 23, 1927January 31, 2013
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ROECKNER, James William, 85, of Kettering, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013. He was born March 23, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio, to Madartus and Loretta Roeckner. He married the love of his life Volena Lilienkamp on May 31, 1952. James was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Alice Scroggy. James is survived by his wife of sixty years, Volena Lilienkamp Roeckner. He is also survived by five children; Gary Roeckner, Pamela (Ted) Cumming, Steve Roeckner, Donna Magin, Kevin (Dawne) Roeckner; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Chris, Michelle, Jared, Taylor, Hayley, and Philip; two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Madison; and one sister, Ellen Middleton and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. James served in the Navy on the USS Ringness during W\’VII. He was a charter member of the Church of the Ascension. He worked for NCR and General Motors. James enjoyed fishing especially on summer vacations in the Les Cheneaux Islands on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with his family, square dancing with Volena, reading novels, quite evenings at home working puzzles, and playing cards. Jim was a wicked good Euchre player. Prayers 10 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Tobias Funeral Home¬ Belmont Chapel, 648 Watervliet Ave., with Mass of Christian burial 10:3 0 a.m. at the Church of the Ascension, 2025 Woodman Drive, Kettering, Ohio. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 pm on Sunday at the Funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 4, 2013
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James W. Roeckner

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Steven Sampson

February 6, 2013

I've been a coworker of James's son for years. My deepest sympathies for the entire Roeckner family.

February 3, 2013

TO THE ENTIRE ROECKNER FAMILY: MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES, FROM ME AND EVERYONE AT BAREFOOT'S RESORT. WHERE CAN I BEGIN TO REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES SPENT UP NORTH.
OUR FAMILIES GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING. FISHING, SKIING, PLAYING IN THE SAND, CAMPFIRES, HIDE AND SEEK AT NIGHT, ETC.
YOUR FATHER IS A BIG PART OF THOSE MEMORIES. I REMEMBER HIM AS BEING QUITE, BUT FRIENDLY AND CURTIOUS TO ALL HE CAME IN CONTACT WITH. JIM WILL BE MISSED, BUT HIS MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF BAREFOOT'S RESORT.
SINCERELY, BILL BAREFOOT

Bill Yarbrough

February 3, 2013

Pam & Families,
Very sorry to learn of your loss. Prayers and comfort to you in this difficult moment.

February 3, 2013

Pam and Families, Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Prayers to all of you in this difficult time. The Stein's

February 3, 2013

Ellen, sorry for your loss, I know it has been tough for you lately. Your family will be in my prayers. Your neighbor, Alice.

Rosie Yarbrough

February 3, 2013

Pam & Families,
My sincerest sympathies...please remember all the best of times.

Kim Hargrave-DeHart

February 3, 2013

Roeckner Family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss:( I have alot of GREAT MEMORIES on vacation at Barefoot with our families I sure wished we would of kept that up. Although it has been years I still remember you and have always wondered how you all are...Kevin and Donna use to come visit us and I still have pictures of laying on the dock:) Stay Strong for each other I will be praying for all of you... HUGS your way... I am Chuck and Geri Hargrave & Linda and Tim Phillips relatiion:)

Chris & Debi Cox

February 3, 2013

Donna, Philip & family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you all during this time.

Tresa Lakes-Reason

February 2, 2013

Donna, I am so sorry to hear about your father. God bless your family during this difficult time.

February 2, 2013

Dear Volena & Family, So sorry for the loss of your husband, Jim. My wife Betty and I are in Florida and wont be home till the 1st week of March. So this is why I am sending my condolence thru the Funeral Home. As cousins, I guess Jim and I did not know each other as well as we should have. But these last few years I really appreciated the help he gave me for the Roeckner Family Tree. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Take care and God Bless.
Bob & Betty Roeckner