William Joseph Roenigk

William J. Roenigk, 81, of College Station, passed away Wednesday morning at St. Joseph’s Regional Health Center in Bryan. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in College Station.
He was born January 26, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio to Pearl Smeltzer and John A. Roenigk. Bill graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1954 and, later, earned a Master of Science in surgery from Baylor University. He served in the US Army Veterinary Corps. Bill was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association; the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (past president, 1970) and the American Veterinary Radiological Society, and numerous other professional associations; a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church; and retired from TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John A. Roenigk; sister, Mary Roenigk Rada; and granddaughter, Taelor Alexas Roenigk.
Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Jean S. Roenigk of College Station; son, Mark W. Roenigk (Nanette) of Reno, NV; daughter, Kathy R. Gray (Jim) of Orlando, FL; daughter, Sandy R. Streeter (Brian) of North East, PA; and daughter, Jane E. Cooper of Roanoke, TX; and grandchildren, Marshall Roenigk, Jeff (Melissa) and Christie Gray, Jason (Amanda) and Amy Streeter, and Will, Cole, and Trinity Cooper; and other extended family and friends.
The family extends special thanks to Dr. Richard Smith, Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez and the nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Critical Care Unit.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Taelor’s House Foundation (www.taelorshouse.com) or sent to Taelor’s House Foundation, in care of John Spiars – Trustee, 765 Custer Road, Suite 100, Plano, Texas 75075 or to the TAMU Foundation Veterinary Medical Scholarship Fund, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840-2811, or to the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 220 Rock Prairie Road, College Station, TX 77845.


  1. Dear Jean,

    I was so very sorry to hear of Bill’s death. Ariel, my big black cat, never had a better neighbor. I think he liked to roam the block and get medical advice from an expert! i want you and your family to know you are very much in my thoughts and prayers, and have my heartfelt sympathy.

    Judy Baer
    (1215 Merry Oaks)

  2. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Bill Roenigk. As the Veterinary Radiologist to precede me at The Ohio State University, I found his shoes difficult to fill. He was an excellent professional and a good friend. My sincere sympathy to the family and friends who will understandably miss him. I have many fond memories to review as I think of the impact Bill had on my professional growth and experience. My profound thanks for his dedication to the profession and his example as a friend. DR. JIM BURT