Robert Warren ‘Bobby’ Tietje

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Aug. 8, 1927-Aug. 26, 2018

ELTON - Funeral service for Robert Warren “Bobby” Tietje, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at St. Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. Jose Vattakunnel officiating.

The family will receive visitors at Ardoin/Allen Parish Funeral Home of Elton from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, with the Holy Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m.

Eulogy and personal sharing will take place after the Rosary.

Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Saturday from 8 a.m. until time of service.

Entombment will follow at St. Paul Mausoleum.

Bobby was born in Elton on his family’s farm, founded by his grandfather, Henry Tietje. He lived his entire life there and had the good fortune to die there in his home. After Elton High School graduation, Bobby left home for a stint in the Navy to serve on the USS Ranger during World War II. Upon discharge, he returned to the farm to grow rice, cattle, soybeans and crawfish, along with corn, wheat and melons that all helped to provide for raising the fourth generation of kids. He farmed with his father, Walter, and his brother, Sonny.

He married Gerre Edwards and they raised their eight children on the farm. In addition to farming, Bobby had a career as a rural letter carrier. He was active in St. Paul parish where he served as an usher, member of the Knights of Columbus and was on the church council. He enjoyed being a Boy Scout Master and spent many Thursdays around the fire at Camp Edgewood. Bobby was a member of the GMC Classic Motor Homes Association and he loved to travel.

He was a generous, skillful and fun-loving man, always with a helping hand and a smile on his face. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Those left to cherish Bobby’s memory include one sister, Doodle Allen of Elton; his four sons, Matt Tietje and wife, Cindy, of Sandy, Utah, Michael Tietje of Elton, John Tietje of Elton and Malcolm Tietje and wife, Danica, of Prairieville; three daughters, Monica Tietje and husband, Charlie Kaough, of Austin, Texas, Tina Tietje Monceaux and life partner, Cherie, of Jennings and Mary Lee Bufkin, of Bellville, Texas; daughter-in-law, Jina Tietje of Lemont, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lessie Tietje; spouse, Gereline Edwards Tietje; one son, Mark Warren Tietje; one brother, Walter Henry Tietje, Jr.; and one sister, Betty Jane Tucker.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, the American Cancer Society or Lamm Family Care Hospice of Crowley.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at and our Facebook page: Ardoin/ Allen Parish Funeral Homes.

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