ROBERT JOHN GRIESSEL JR.
Mr. Robert John Griessel, Jr., 72 entered into eternal rest at his home on Saturday, September 26, 2020 after a long-term illness.
Bobby, as he was known by friends and family was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. In 1970, Robert along with his parents Robert, Sr. and Zulema establish Laredo Coin & Gift, a.k.a. Casa de Flores. In 2005, Robert decided to become an educator and taught 4th grade science and social studies at McDonnell Elementary School until his retirement in 2016.
He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs never missing a game on TV. For the past 20 years he enjoyed attending DCI (Drum Corp. Int’l.) in San Antonio and watching the DCI International Championship at Cinemark.
Bobby leaves behind a legacy of love, family, and memories that will forever be cherished by us, especially having taught us to relax and enjoy life, such as was his love to travel in and around the United States and other places. He taught us to enjoy all the places we visited.
We would like to express our most sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Arturo Garza-Gongora and Altus Hospice for their compassion, care, attention and dedication to Bobby’s healthcare as well as the support to our family provided during his illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Zulema Wise Griessel Sr; wife, Graciela R. Griessel, in-laws: Ernesto and Maria Luisa Ramos and Roberto Lopez.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 28 years: Blanca Griessel; children: Robert (Tina) Griessel III, Christine (Sergio) Fernandez, Bryant (fiancé Karen) Griessel and Darlene (Justin) Rogers. He is survived by ten grandchildren: Robert, Troy, Emily Griessel; Lexy, Tony, Haylee, Ethan Fernandez; Trey, Anyssa, Alejandro Villafranca and mother-in-law, Maria Lopez. Other family members are the Ramos and Lopez family including extended and loving friends.
The family will receive condolences on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 4 until 9 o’clock in the evening at Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd. A Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will be offered at 7 o’clock, led by Rev. Deacon Mr. Joe Longoria.
Funeral procession will depart at 8:30 in the morning to San Martin de Porres Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9 o’clock.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Justin Rogers, Scott Cates, Ernesto Ramos, Rene Ramos, Ricky Rodriguez, Trey Villafranca, Freddy Bondoc, and Bobby Lopez.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041, 956.722.8850