Sadly, over the years, the Roloff family, who rose to fame on the reality series Small People, Big World, has experienced the loss of many loved ones.
The family has nevertheless grown closer as a result of all the pain they have gone through.
Odes to Matt’s father Ronald
Famed actor Matt Roloff sent his father, Ronald James Roloff, a touching farewell as he passed away unexpectedly at the age of 84 earlier this year.
On Instagram, Matt, 60, shared a heartfelt tribute to his beloved father.
He expressed his sadness in an emotional obituary, writing, “A sad week for the Roloff Family. My dad… lovingly known as “papa” to his 10 grandchildren and his 10 great grandchildren peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior last evening.”
“Ron was an amazing husband, father, grandparent, and great-grandfather who motivated many people.
“Everyone who ever interacted with him was aware of his genuine love for others! Both during his live and in the final hours of his life, his dedication to Jesus was evident.
Matt had already talked about his father’s battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia before he passed away.
The sibling of Matt was also lost.
Matt had to deal with his father’s passing in addition to having to say goodbye to his brother way too soon.
Josh Roloff died in 1999 at the age of 34.
Doctors discovered that he had major heart and lung problems when he was a small boy.
His family has continued to honor his memory for many years after his departure.
Josh, who was with us in this world for a much too short time but was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and friend, even had a chapter in their book Small Family, Big Values. We all miss you, think of you often, and excitedly look forward to seeing you once more in the presence of our Jesus.
Amy’s mom passed away.
Amy, Matt’s ex-wife, had just announced her engagement to Chris Marek when her mother Patricia Knight unexpectedly passed away.
She acknowledged in 2019 that the past two weeks had been a roller coaster. various feelings. Chris asking me to be his wife has made me really happy.
“Very sad because my father told me she was in the hospital a few days after my mother passed away, and my sister told me the next day that she had died. The 24th saw her death. I was overcome by despair, and my heart ached. I wasn’t sure how I should feel.
There’s a chance Jacob has never interacted with his in-laws.
It’s possible that Matt and Amy’s son Jacob has ever met his brother-in-law.
Although it’s unclear when they first connected, he married his wife Isabel in 2019.
Unless it occurred before 2012, of course. The brother of Isabel, Tomás Garrenton, won’t have ever met Jacob.
Tomás died in a terrible rail accident.
Both Isabel and Jacob are mothers of sons, and Isabel has pledged that her son will know everything about his uncle when he is older.
She said last year that he would be completely aware of you. How you once made me laugh after every tear. How, just before you died, you created some really outstanding music. My son will be familiar with you, Uncle Tomás.
Mother Isabel also passed away.
Just two years after her brother’s death, Isabel lost her mother Toni Garreton.
She said then on social media that sorrow is an intriguing beast. Driving along a road in your hometown that you frequently use with your mother, you can be fine one second and then have to slam on the brakes.
“I believe I caught a whiff of her aroma at that very time. Listen to her laugh. Everything demonstrates how much I loved her. She is well-known. All the memories came rushing back, because they were mine to preserve of her. We were always in a group. And I’ll keep going along this path with her many more times, mourning her each time.