Robert A. Lischer, 88, of New Athens, IL, born on February 16, 1926 in New Athens, IL; passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in Chesterfield, MO.
Mr. Lischer proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After retiring from the Army he became a member of the Teamsters Local 50. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Athens, IL. He was a member of the New Athens VFW Post 7710; New Athens Lions Club serving as treasurer; Albert Krupp Post of the American Legion; Masonic Lodge AFVAM 418; Scottish Rite Bodies in East St. Louis, IL; Shriner’s Ainad Temple in East St. Louis, IL; New Athens Volunteer Fire Dept; Served as New Athens Township Trustee; Radiant Chapter of the Eastern Star.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Alvin and Augusta, nee Schmelzel, Lischer. Three brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years Marjorie, nee Gilmore, Lischer whom he married on March 4, 1944 in Belleville, IL. His children – Norris (Karen) Lischer of Temple, TX; Diane (Bob) Smith of Ballwin, MO. Nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren . Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in New Athens, IL.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, June 30, 2014 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and at the First Baptist Church in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 9:30am to 10:30am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10:30am with Rev. Scott Tyler and Rev. Dennis Felix officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements
Uncle Bobby has always been there for me since I lost my daddy in 1971 and my mom in 2010. I have the best God parents in the world and Uncle Bobby will be greatly missed.
I love you Uncle Bobby
Rest in peace.
Posted by: GloriaJean M. McCormick – Belleville, IL – Niece and God child Jun 28, 2014
Our hearts are heavy and we will miss Uncle Bobby so much. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the rest of the family
Posted by: Shelley and Don – Belleville, IL – Nice and Nephew Jun 29, 2014
You will be missed Grandpa
Posted by: JoAnn McCarthy – St. Louis, MO – granddaughter Jun 29, 2014
I love you and will miss you. You were such a wonderful man and such a strong influence in my life. You were my Dad in those formative years and the impact you left made me the person I am today. I have lived my life to make you proud of your influence in me and I will continue to live my life in honor of you and your memory. Thank you for your love and support. God bless you,
Posted by: Cleve Hearn – Wildomar, CA – nephew Jun 29, 2014
My heart goes out to Aunt Margie and the family. I adored Uncle Bobbie. He was a hard working man and family came first. When I was with him I loved the way I could get him to smile and chuckle. He had a great chuckle. Also he was an old softy when it came to animals…guess that’s where I got it from. You will truly be missed..give Mom a hug and kiss for me…much love
Posted by: Joyce Jones and Matthew – Ballwin, MO – niece and great nephew Jul 01, 2014