Robert Van Nickless Shroyer (77) |

Robert Van Nickless Shroyer (77)

Nick Shroyer was born in Erick, Oklahoma, Feb. 20, 1936 to James Park Shroyer and Francis (Plunk) Shroyer. Nick married the love of his life, Lila B. Erickson March 2, 1956. They spent 57 happy years together.

The lord took Nick home Sept. 12, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife Lila Shroyer (Rifle); his children Carnell (Joe) Trujillo (Phoenix AZ), Robert (Carrie) Shroyer (Mack CO), and Lorrie Raffensperger (Rifle CO); granddaughter Jessica Matrazzo (Shroyer); great-grandchildren Mia, Joshua Shroyer, Jacob Shroyer, Nickless (Katy) Raffensperger, Mollie Raffensperger (Alex) and (great-grandchild Dominick), Destrie Shroyer, Nini Shroyer, and Wyatt Shroyer; sister Verona (Laurie) and Stewart Osborn (Rangely); many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.

He was the best Dad anyone could ever ask for. He taught all of his grandchildren how to fish with patience. Nick worked as a butcher for many years. He also worked for Union Carbide, but really found a love for driving the big rig in which he retired — Old Timer.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; his brother Jimmy Shroyer and his son Destrie Shroyer. He will be missed by many. His memory, laughter, and kind gentle heart will be with us, until we meet again. We love you! In lieu of flowers make someone smile today!

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