Bobby Joe “Bob” Fey, 42 of White Lake, SD passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 while in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the White Lake School Gymnasium. A Committal Service will follow at the White Lake Cemetery. Memorials in Bob’s honor may be directed to: Fey Family Education Fund, F & M State Bank, PO Box 188, White Lake, SD 57383.
Bobby Joe “Bob” Fey was born on June 24, 1971 to Allen Wayne and Christina Mae (Vlietstra) Fey in Armour, SD and was baptized in the Grace Reformed Church in Corsica, SD. He graduated from Corsica High School in 1989 and was employed as a Nurse’s Aide at the Pleasant View Nursing Home before beginning his career path to becoming a Journeyman Electrician. Bob had worked for D & J Electric, Muth Electric and was currently with Central Electric.
On October 8, 1994 Bob was united in marriage to Jennifer Lea Groom in Wagner, SD. He served a term as Mayor of White Lake. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed archery hunting, fishing, camping, coaching Little League Baseball and attending his sons’ activities. He loved to host friends and family at his home. He even renovated his garage to accommodate this and hosted both families Christmas’ this past year.
Grateful for having shared in Bob’s life: his wife of more than 19 years, Jennifer Fey; their two sons: Nicholas Wayne Fey and Matthew Joseph Fey all of White Lake, SD; his parents, Allen and Christina Fey of Kimball, SD; three brothers: Kevin (Tammy) Fey of Viborg, SD, David (Wendy) Fey of Mandan, ND and Timothy Fey of Luverne, MN; a sister, Amy (Lorin) Tyrrell of Kimball, SD; mother and father-in-law, Joe and Dana Groom; sister-in-law, Janelle (Aaron) Austin all of Sioux Falls, SD; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Hermina Fey and Nick and Margaret Vlietstra.