Robert Scheuer

February 7, 1963 - December 17, 2022

After a 17 year fight with cancer, Robert Scheuer went to Heaven on December 17, 2022.  Thankfully, we worship a God who guarantees and promises everlasting life through Jesus Christ.  We are at peace knowing there will be no more suffering, and Rob is fully alive – spending forever with our perfect Father.

While this time has been sad, we are fully trusting in God’s plan.  God’s timing was the right timing, as Janelle (wife), Jared (son), Kiara (daughter), and Christina (sister) all surrounded him in his final days.  We will all remember Rob’s positive attitude, strong faith, and quick witted humor.

Rob was born on February 7th, 1963 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He graduated from John Taylor Collegiate in 1981.  Rob attended Princeton University, where he studied economics, and was captain of the hockey team.  After graduating in 1985, he was drafted by the Boston Bruins, and played as a defenseman.  A few years later, Rob met the love of his life at an airport gate while waiting for his delayed flight.  The Scheuer family moved to Houston, Texas in 1998 where Rob led the lumber trading team at Enron.

Rob enjoyed golfing with his buddies and working out at the gym.  He volunteered as president of the Blue Tide Aquatics swim team for many years.  He was active at Christ the King Lutheran Church, where he taught Sunday School while his kids were growing up.  Rob went to great lengths to make sure everyone felt special.  He absolutely loved being a dad and always made his children a priority.  During Rob’s final days, we asked him for his advice to us.  He responded with: “Stay close with Jesus Christ”.  Rob was truly a fighter.  After enduring years of chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, surgeries, and clinical trials, many never knew of his journey.  Rob never wanted friends and family to be concerned about his health.  We have no doubt his life was extended due to his positive spirit, strong faith in Jesus Christ, and amazing GI team at MD Anderson including Dr. James Yao and Alicia Ross, PA.

He is survived by his wife, Janelle Scheuer (Zube), son Jared Scheuer, daughter Kiara DeWitt (Blake), sister Christina Tonella (Claudio), and father Ed Scheuer.  He is preceded in death by his mother Erna Scheuer, and brother Jamie Scheuer (Wendy).  He will be greatly missed by relatives throughout Canada, as well as friends from Princeton University, Kingwood Country Club, Christ The King Lutheran Church and neighbors from Kingwood.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 West Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, TX 77339.  Friends and family are encouraged to wear bright, fun colors, reflecting Rob’s upbeat attitude.  A get-together to honor and celebrate Rob will follow at the Scheuer Home at 3:30.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored with memorials made in Rob’s name to Christ the King Lutheran Church, or MD Anderson Cancer Center at

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever”.

Service Information

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 West Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, TX 77339.  Friends and family are encouraged to wear bright, fun colors, reflecting Rob's upbeat attitude.

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8 replies on “Robert Scheuer”

Meredith Muck says:

What an incredible man— he lived life to the fullest & made every moment more fun. We will miss him. Thankful he walked with Christ. Prayer’s & condolences to the family.

Andy Steeves says:

My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family, Janelle. Wishing you all some comfort.

William Fleming says:

Rob was my friend in college. I remember him exactly in the way described in the beautifully evocative obituary provided above. Easy smile, open for fun, always ready to laugh heartily, and endlessly positive and upbeat – an athlete’s usual disposition. Those are close to the Lord who suffer much, and so I imagine Rob was especially close to Him. That it was quiet suffering, doubtless endured redemptively on behalf of others, makes Rob, in my view, nothing less than God’s special instrument. If so, it can be said that he lived his life magnificently, and his loved ones should be rightly very proud of him. God bless you all.

Phil and Annalora Horch says:

Our deepest condolences and love ❤️ to you Janelle and family. We have many fond memories of Robbie when he was growing up in Winnipeg when he was a young boy. Also our visit to see you all in Houston was very special. Robbie was always a kind gentle boy and a quiet loving man. May he enjoy his time with Jesus and with those who have gone on before him.Love to you.

Eileen Kopeschny says:

Our sincere and deepest condolences to Janelle, Jared, Kiara, Blake, Christina, Claudio, Mikayla, Jacob and Ed.
We were so sad to hear of Robbie’s passing. He showed such great strength and dignity through his health struggles for so long. He will be very missed.
Uncle Alvin and I used to love going to watch Robbie play hockey. We hope your wonderful memories will comfort you at this very difficult time in your lives. Love to you all ❤️🦋🌷

Fam vl says:

Robert was a courageous man and showed it to the end. Many left behind will miss him – Acts 24:15

Harry Kopeschny says:

Rob and I had fun playing sport games together when possible. We appreciated your opening your home to us as we passed through Houston. Our shared hockey game texts were always fun. God grant you all peace and comfort. He will be missed. Cousin Harry

Janette Dennis says:

“Guide us to thy perfect light”
As sad as it is to see Rob leave us, it is fitting that he did so during the Christmas Season. With his steadfast daily life of knowing what is most important; God, family, friends and just plain caring for others, he helped guide us to “thy perfect light”. When I look up into the stars during the winter nights of the future, I will be reminded of Rob and his big heart. While Jared & Kiara were children, Rob along with Janelle, were the unsung steady foundational rocks for our Children’s Ministry at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood. The two of them introduced us to a dynamic Children’s Sunday School curriculum called PromiseLand and with the blessing of God we all rocket it! Thank you my friend in Christ. Thank you for being one of the bright lights in my life. God’s love always, Janette Dennis

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