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