RESCHEDULED - Robert "Robbie" Cressy, age 44, of Dallas, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at his residence.
Due to the forecasted weather, the memorial service has been rescheduled to 10:30 AM, on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton and the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Friday, December 28 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday evening at the funeral home.
Robbie was born January 22, 1974 in Yankton, South Dakota to Daniel and Sharon (Schoenfelder) Cressy. He was baptized on February 16, 1974 and confirmed on March 19, 1989. Robbie was married to Miranda Herman on December 28, 1996. He was a 1993 graduate of Yankton High School where he participated in the theater program. In 2014, he earned a degree in business management/human relations from Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls.
For many years, Robbie called Sioux Falls home having been employed by Balance Systems, Window World and DirecTV. After moving to Dallas, he worked for Smart Circle as an inventory logistics specialist. While in Dallas, Robbie was part of The Village Church's 2017 Mission Trip team to Ecuador where he shared his testimony with others and grew in his personal relationship with Christ.
Robbie's greatest joy and accomplishment in life was being a father to his children. He was well known for having a fun loving nature and was a practical jokester at heart. He enjoyed fishing, cooking his famous chili, and travel. He had a love for dogs, cats, karaoke, and Heinz ketchup. Robbie had a generous soul and family gatherings during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season were his favorite times of the year.
Robbie is survived by his mother, Sharon (Dave) Hladky of Yankton; three children: Seth Cressy of Yankton, Devin Cressy and Rachel Cressy of Sioux Falls, SD; granddaughter, Lilyanna Damm of Trent, SD; sister, Jodi (Brian) Ruis and their children, Caleb and Haven Ruis, all of Little Canada, MN; and special friend, Lori Aldridge of Dallas, TX. Robbie was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at First Dakota National Bank, checks payable to "Robert Cressy Memorial Fund" at 225 Cedar St, Yankton, SD 57078.
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We are so sorry to hear of Robbie's passing. My husband and I were classmates of his. Our hearts go out to you; keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jen (Fokken) List
I am sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Robert. He was a good coworker. My deepest condolences are with you and your family during this difficult time.
I'm so sorry to hear about Robby. I led the trip to Ecuador with Robby and the team. He was a special part of our trip and made our experience unforgettable. Please know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers!
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for your. May your hearts be filled with the beautiful memories of time spent together.
Jodi and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I hope your memories of Robbie give you comfort and know that he will be with you always. God bless you Robbie and your family.
I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I deeply miss Rob, and when I used to come down I would bring him Heinz ketsup.He had the most loving heart,beautiful eyes,was funny and caring.He came to my sons funeral in 2016.
So very sorry to hear of Robbie's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Krischel (Williams) Crawley
I am so sorry to hear of Robbie's passing. I have such fond memories of his ability to make people laugh and his gift of friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. He is a special soul.
Heather (Kettering) Brasel
Robbie was a special person and will be missed by all that knew him. He was a friend and I will miss him dearly. Sending love and healing thoughts to his family during these trying times. May his spirit be carried swiftly to peaceful shores.
Cori Lee (Stahlecker) Skelly
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Robbie's family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort be with you to help you cope. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow and read of our amazing hope for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. (John 5:28) For the Bible's answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.
Robbie's family, and especially Sharon, are in my prayers at this so sudden time of loss.
Theresa A Sedlacek
Sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers to your entire family. Robert was a pleasure to work with and will be missed by many.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and the rest of the family.
Lexi & Lilyanna Damm
Sharon and Family, So sorry to read about Robbie's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you during this very difficult time. Know that Rob is always with you, every second of every day. God Bless.
Sharon and family, we were so sad to hear of Robbie's passing. You have our deepest sympathies and prayers at this very difficult time and in all the hard days ahead.
Jim & Mary DeLozier
So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Kay Houston
I miss you so much baby! I was looking forward to our first Christmas and New Year's together. You will always be apart of my heart. Rest peacefully my love.
I love you,
So sorry for your loss Sharon. I will pray for you and all of Robbie's friends and family.
Heidi Steffen Friedenbach
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