'Family and his yellow golf Driver'. These were the two of the most important things to Ron W. Roecker, 58, of San Antonio. The son of Harry Roecker and the late Genevieve Roecker, the life of this father of two exemplified the ideal round of golf - some fantastic shots off the tee, gorgeous fairways, some rough spots, a trap or two but always surrounded by friends, family and healthy competition- and always shooting for par or better. Married to Peggie Roecker, his partner on and off the course for almost 20 years, Ron worked for Cavender Chevrolet for almost as long before being diagnosed with cancer in Septmeber of 2003. Ron ended his graceful final round on December 28th, 2004. Survived by wife, Peggie, daughter, Wendi White of Wichita, Kansas and son Ron Roecker Jr. of Hermosa Beach, California. Ron is also survived by step-son Craig Oakman of New Orleans, step-daughter Nancy Kilstrom of San Antonio and 10 grandchildren. A resident of San Antonio for almost 30 years, Ron is also survived by his father, Harry Roecker and sister Pam Roecker of Boston, Massachusetts. Never having met a stranger, Ron leaves a legacy of friendship, love and compassion. A celebration in his honor will be held at Northern Hills Clubhouse, 13202 Scarsdale, San Antonio, Thursday, Dec. 30th at 1 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Ron's honor to The First Tee of San Antonio, 915 E. Mulberry, San Antonio, Texas 78212.(www.TheFirstTeeSanAntonio.org). He is loved and truly will be missed.

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  1. Dear Wendi, Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. I know what a long and difficult (at times) period this has been and hope your Dad is now at peace with his Lord and Savior. Melissa, Scott, Lexi, Mathieu & Alysa Morrison

  2. I will always be thankful to Ron for how he has touched my life. Without Ron, I would have never met his daughter and known the joys of marriage. Without Ron, I would not have received two wonderful gifts…his granddaughters. Therefore, Ron, I am forever in your debt…your spirit and legacy live on.

  3. I am a friend of Pam’s from college. I only had the opportunity to meet Ron on a few occasions. We always had a good time and shared many laughs. I know he will be missed by his family and friends. My family will keep all of Ron’s family in their prayers.

  4. I was saddened to read of Ron’s death yesterday. I am sending my love and prayers to all of you now. Although we never met in person, I feel like I know Ron through Pam’s many stories of the family that she adores. May he rest in peace. God bless you all in this time of great sorrow.

  5. Our former brother-in law was always in our memory. We had great times in high school and enjoyed our times as in-laws. David always remembers his and Ron’s days in little league and high school as well as in-laws. His jovial spirit will always be remembered; part of Ron Senior will be with his kids and us forever.

  6. I send my deepest sympathy to all of Ron’s extended families. I knew Ron in high school and will remember him as the handsome, golden haired guy who nicknamed me “Sweaty” because of my sweaty palms. His spirit lives on in his wonderful children. Love, Bennett

  7. Aunt Peggie, Sorry for your loss. Uncle Ron is a terrific man. I only wished I could have seen him one last time before he left to be with my mom. I, George, Keith & Jaime send our deepest sympathy. Love Paula,

  8. I remember good times with Ron at Indian Lake, near Kalamazoo, MI. An outgoing guy with a smile who liked to have fun with with everybody (kids or adults.) I was a little runt kid then and Ron would boost me up on his shoulders and give me a huge flip into the water. I would do a belly smacker and we would both laugh and do it again. Rest in peace.

  9. Wendi and Family, I know God can change lives, and have been praying often for your father and your family. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Ron, Wendi, Pam and Peggy, I was fortunate enough to meet Ron and Peggy through my relationships with you. Although I did not know him well, I do know that he enjoyed life and loved his family. It should be reassuring to know that his legacy will live on through the lives of his children and grandchildren. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Dear Peggie and family, Just a short note to thank you for allowing me to be a part of Ron’s tribute. I hope I made it a little less painful for all of you. If I may be of further service, please call on me. P.S. I dont wear the Paws shirt on first calls anymore. Take care, Craig Cates Meadowlawn Park and Crematory

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