Royal KallenbachJanuary 6, 2015
Royal Kallenbach, 98, of Eldon, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015, at St. Joseph's Bluffs, Jefferson City. On February 1, 1916, he was born in Tuscumbia, the son of William and Cora Belle (Tompson) Kallenbach. On November 12, 1938, he married Helen Hicks in Brumley, who preceded him in death on October 15, 1998. Royal was a lifelong resident of Miller County. He lived his entire life farming, hunting, fishing and serving God. He was a member of the Business 54 Church of Christ, Eldon, Mo. Royal was active for many years in the Miller County Historical Society. He shared a love for reading especially the history of his family roots and Miller County and was a master storyteller. Many of his friends and all of his family were delighted time and time again with Royal's wonderful tales of hunting adventures. His stories will live on through us. Along with his passion for hunting, Royal was a master gardener. He believed in the earth and could grow just about anything. Many people throughout the area have experienced his famous tomatoes and magnificent blackberries. Royal will be missed by many but none more than his family. He was our rock, our beginning and our teacher. We love him. Survivors are: daughters, Carolyn Musick of California, Mo., and Elizabeth Brown (William) of Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren, Tim Musick (Joyce) of Tuscumbia, Teresa Blanchard (Warren) of Jefferson City, Anna Brown Pakes (Justin) of Chesapeake, Va., Captain William Brown (Jaime) of Trippstadt, Germany; seven great-grandchildren, Zachary Wilbers (Crystal), Justin Musick (Ashley), Brooke Wilbers Kerns (Luke), Jordyn Musick Bax (Ethan), Ethan Musick (Haley), Andrew Pakes and Kevin Pakes; four great-great-grandchildren, Madison Wilbers, Addison Musick, Josie Musick, Skylar Bax; and many, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one infant son, Royal Dennis Kallenbach. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 5-7 p.m., at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Funeral Service will be Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., also at Phillips Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Tuscumbia Cemetery, Tuscumbia. Memorials are suggested to the Business 54 Church of Christ, Eldon, Mo. or the Miller County Historical Society Museum. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to the owners and caretakers of the Lee House of Eldon who cared passionately for him for three years. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon.