Robert J. Byrum Jr.

Robert J. Byrum Jr., age 86 of Batesville, died December 1, 2020 at his home. Born November 27, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he is the son of Mary (Nee: Gehring) and Robert Byrum Sr. He married Marian Rolfsen in August of 1967 and she preceded him in death.

Bob was a Mechanical Engineer for the Buschman Conveyor Company in Cincinnati, retiring in 1992. He enjoyed attending his grandkids activities and sporting events. Bob also liked being outdoors, putting out a garden each year and chopping wood for the colder months. Most of all, he liked the solitude of living in the country.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Wayne and Denise of New Richmond, Ohio, Tim and Liz of Cincinnati, Jeff and Katie of Hortonville, Wisconsin, Kevin and Teresa of Cincinnati; sister Judy Matzet of Cincinnati and eight grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by his daughter Annette and brother Larry.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 8th from 10 – 11 at the funeral home. The current Governor’s mandate requires all attendees wear a facemask and observe physical distancing. The mask must cover the individual’s nose and mouth at all times. A graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Cincinnati. The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. For online condolences go to