Roberta Pikey

June 19, 1935 ~ September 27, 2022

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Roberta was born in Chicago, Illinois to Roman and Harriet Schuessler on June 19, 1935.

She met the love of her life, Donald, while they were members of the Chicago Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. They were married on October 3, 1953. they made their home in Chicago, Illinois where all six of their children were born. They moved to Pekin, Illinois in 1970 where they restored a Victorian home on Walnut St. they both moved to Swallows Nest Farm on Red Shale Rd, both retired and moved to Elgin, Illinois until Don’s death in 2018 when Roberta moved to Fort Worth, Texas.

Roberta worked many years as an executive secretary for various businesses and schools. She worked as a leadership trainer for the Kickapoo Council of Girl Scouts and retired after many years working as a Psychiatric Transcriptionist at Tazwood Mental Health.

Roberta raised rough collie dogs and gaited horses with Don. She was a member of the Catholic Benedictine Order, RCIA instructor, CCD teacher, Liturgy Committee Chair, Secretary of the Lupus Society, past President of the Committee for the Historic Preservation of Pekin and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pekin, Illinois for 41 years.

Roberta was an artist, poet, farmer, patriot, educator, counselor, adventurer, amazing gardener, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by six children: Michael and wife Myong Son Pikey of Vancouver, Washington, Daniel Pikey of Arlington, Texas, Susan and husband Scott Parnham of Manteca, California, Maureen and husband Terry Kostuik of Sleepy Hollow, Illinois, Lynn and husband Michael Smith of Garland, Texas, Paul and wife Jennifer Pikey of McKinney, Texas; Two brothers, Girard and Thomas Schuessler; One Sister, Susan (Richard) Czerwinski; Seventeen grandchildren, Seventeen great grandchildren, and two great, great grand children.

Memorials can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, honoring veterans, first responders, and their families. Click here for more information.

Services

Memorial Service: Saturday, October 8, 2022 2:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

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  1. CandleImageMy condolences and prayers to Dan and the entire Pikey family. I know our mom’s both shared a common strong faith and a lifetime of commitment to God and their families. May God bless you all and give you strength, comfort and peace in all the days ahead.

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