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In Loving Memory

Robert Garland Waldon, Sr.

August 7, 1929 – April 20, 2020

Robert Garland Waldon, Sr. at age 90 departed this life peacefully at his home in League City, Texas on April 20, 2020 after fighting a battle with leukemia which was diagnosed a year earlier.  He was born on August 7, 1929 in Houston, Texas. As the son of a Methodist minister, he lived in many Texas towns, including Texarkana where he graduated from high school.

While he was attending college at Huntsville, Texas he was drafted into the army in January 1951. His basic training was in Fort Bragg, North Carolina with 82nd Airborne Division but later was transferred to Fort Benning, Georgia to be trained as paratrooper. He served with 187th Airborne division in Japan and was serving in Korea when a cease fire was reached.  He was transferred to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky where the 187th Division was reorganized as 101st Division.  He received his honorable discharge in October 1956. 

Returning to Texas, he completed his college Bachelor of Science degree in August of 1957.

He worked in sales and was employed by Briggs Weaver for many years, later he worked at Kilgores in League City until retired.

While serving in Japan he married, Etsuko Kozuma; they were divorced in December 1967.

In May 1974 he married, Mary Ann Loseke Krueger.  At which time he moved to League City, Texas where he resided until his death. 

He enjoyed fishing and hunting and had a unique sense of humor. He was a gentle caring man who enjoyed conversing with friends but did not enjoy large crowds.

Robert is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Loseke Waldon, his children Robert and Karen, his stepchildren, Julie McKinney and Jeff Krueger, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, Rev Irrie Jefferson Waldon, his mother, Nannie O. Waldon and his brother I. J. Waldon, 3 stepchildren, 2 grandchildren, and his ex-wife, Etsuko Kozuma.

Due to the corona virus pandemic, a private graveside ceremony will be held at Forest Park East on May 11, 2020

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Army Historical Foundation's National Museum of the U. S. Army at www.armyhistory.org or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.

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7 thoughts on “Robert Garland Waldon, Sr.”

  1. Pastor Ralph and Lynn Ann Hobratschk

    Mary Ann and children, we send our deepest condolences. Bob lived a wonderful life of bravery and service. He supported a beautiful family. We celebrate that he now resides with our Lord in His eternal care. We send our love and prayers for your comfort.

  2. Shirley Loseke

    Bob was a blessing as a brother-in-law. My condolences to Mary Ann and all of the family. Fondly, Shirley Loseke

  3. Mary Ann, Thinking of you and so very sorry for the loss of your husband. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Thy holy name evermore praising Thee…and now Bob walks among all the company of heaven. Sincere sympathy to you. Lynn and Dennis Behlen

  4. Mark and Lynn Vollbracht

    Aunt Mary Ann, Mark and I were so sorry to here about Bob. He was such a kind and gentle man and will be so deeply missed! Prayers that you feel God's arms surrounding you and that the promises He made bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  5. Mary Ann – isn't it great to know that Bob is now with our Heavenly Father?! We are sad for ourselves, because we will miss him but we shout Hallelujah for Bob! May you feel God close, holding you in the palm of his hand. Debbi Felder

  6. Alan Vickers

    Bob was very kind and generous to me and we shared many happy moments. I am fortunate to have known Bob. His warmth, humor, and love of family is a dear memory. My deepest sympathy goes out to all his family.

  7. Jonathan Border

    We love him and miss him. Although we can't be there we are with you in spirit. Our prayers are with you.

    Love,
    Jonathan and Cheryl

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