Robert C. Oetker, Sr.
Robert C. Oetker, Sr., 80, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born on Dec. 28, 1936, in Marionville, son of Rudy and Helen (Eden) Oetker. On Sept. 3, 1966, he was united in marriage to Carrie Brown in Marionville. He was a truck driver for most of his life, working for Aurora Petroleum for many years. Survivors include: his wife, Carrie Oetker, of Mt.Vernon; two sons, Keith Wright and his wife Stacy, and Robert Oetker, Jr., all of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Leadeana Oetker, of Mt. Vernon; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana Caddick; one granddaughter; one brother, C.W. Oetker; and one sister, Georgia Hodge.
Graveside services were held Saturday at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery with Pastor Barry Smith officiating.
Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.