Robert “Bob” Schmelzle, 83, of Riverton passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 25, 2022. A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the home of his son Tim.
Robert Kent Schmelzle was born on October 8, 1938 in Utica, NY to Floyd and Leota Schmelzle. He grew up in Utica and graduated from there.
Bob was a member of the Masons and Knights Templar for 52 years.
After high school Bob joined the United State Air Force. He toured Vietnam twice, then retired honorable after 22 years of service.
After retiring from service, he moved his family to Riverton, WY in 1978. He worked in Gas Hills where he was a heavy equipment operator and warehouse worker. After Gas Hills closed, he moved to Susanville, California, where he served as a corrections officer for nearly fifteen years. He then retired for the last time and returned to Riverton, WY where he enjoyed the quiet life.
Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, racquetball, chess and going to the casino.
He is survived by his sons, Robert Schmelzle and his wife, Melissa of Gillette, WY and Tim Schmelzle and his wife, Lori of Riverton, WY; daughter, Julie Simque and husband, Dave of Lake City, FL; daughters-in-law, Heidi and Dusty of California; eight grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Leota Schmelzle: brothers, Dick Schmelzle and Terry Schmelzle; and his uncle, Harold Schmelzle.
Online condolences can be made at TheDavisFuneralHome.com
Arrangements under the direction of Davis Funeral Home and Crematory.