St. James United Church of Christ Steeple Fund
Roy August Koelling Jr., 73, of Bay, Mo., passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at his residence.
He was born on April 10, 1947, to Roy Allen Sr. and Geneva Louise Melinda (Wolf) Koelling in Hermann.
He was united in marriage to Carla Schulte on Nov. 1, 1975, at Zion St. Paul United Church of Christ in Bay.
Roy had served his country with the United States Army Reserves. He was baptized on June 8, 1947 and confirmed April 10, 1960 at Zion United Church of Christ in Bay. He was a member of St. James United Church of Christ--Charlotte, near Drake, where he had served on the board numerous times and was a member of men's and mixed choirs. He was a member of Bay American Legion for 46 years and a member of the Gasconade County Threshers Association.. He was a coon and deer hunter, collected antique cars and tractors, loved farming and enjoyed being with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Geneva Koelling.
He is survived by his wife, Carla of the home; daughters, Tara Gawer and husband Matt of Sullivan, Crystal Binkholder and husband Dustin of Hermann and Janelle Koelling and friend Max Baker of Asheville, N.C.; grandchildren, Noah, Drake and Brody Gawer and Sophia and Ian Binkholder; sister, Dorothy Jean Gillig and husband Ron of Odessa; brother, Ray Koelling of Morrison; nephew; Jarrod Gillig and wife Jamie of Blue Rapids, Kans.; and niece, Dana Gillig of Sedalia. A great nephew, Dakota, and great niece Kinsley of Blue Rapids, Kansas.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 9-11 a.m. at St. James United Church of Christ--Charlotte near Drake. .
Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Van Lahmeyer officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Bay.
Memorials requested to St. James United Church of Christ's Steeple Fund.