Robert Nicholas Tustanowski

May 26, 1935November 15, 2020

Robert N. "Papa Bob" Tustanowski of Arnold, MO passed away on Sunday November 15, 2020. He was born in St. Louis, MO on May 26, 1935 to the late Nicholas and Mae L. (nee Wilkerson) Tustanowski; Beloved husband Shelba (nee Bennett); loving father of Diana (Linn) Hart and Linda Dudkowski; loving grandfather of Bobby Hart, Dawn (Craig) Horner, Steve Hart, Kevin (Amber) Hart, Jeff (Jan) Dudkowski and Melissa (Scott) Leuthauser; great grandfather of Kayla (Melik) Farr, Olivia Hart, Dylan Landolt, Kaitlin Hart, Morghen Dudkowski, Nicholas (Megan) Horner, Emma Hart, Samantha Walker, Brihana Hart, Wyatt Hart, Alison Walker, Brady Hart, Casey Hart, Jordan Dudkowski, Barrett Leuthauser and Remi Leuthauser; great great grandfather of Khalia Benton, Kaiyah Benton and Titan Horner;

Bob was a loving Husband, Dad, Papa, Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle, Cousin, and friend to many. We love you forever and always Papa Bob.

Bob served in the National Guard. He was a member of Local 600 and a member of the Elks Lodge. He was a avid movie watcher and the biggest Cardinal Fan.

Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Bob's Honor may be made to Covid Relief Fund. Please share your condolences and sign the guest book online at



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Deena Gibson

November 29, 2020

Shelba, I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. There are no words that can comfort you at this time. It's been nearly 2 yrs since I lost my Dave after 56 yrs of marriage. This is not a club you want to belong to. We have no choice. I hope you will enjoy this picture of Bob, which is the way I remember him. Dave & Bob are up there in heaven looking for the next lucky slot machine! Hugs to you & your family!

Kathy Tustanowski

November 22, 2020

Dear Shelba and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Although I met my half brother Bob only once, three years ago, it was such a blessing. My only regret is that we were not able to spend more time getting to know each other. From that one chance encounter my take away was that he was a kind, caring and compassionate person and had much unconditional love in his heart. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted in your time of sorrow by the life well lived together. Peace and love to you, Kathy

Amy Brueckner (Calahan)

November 21, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Bob was a great and kind man.

Marco Black

November 21, 2020

Bob was my neighbor. Bob was always smiling. Bob my father Marvin and Gus had the best times together. I remember their CB phase, Christmas caroling always started at Bob and Shelby's house and we would make our rounds to our neighbors we always had a good time with Bob and Shelba you will be missed Bob you are a very good man

Andrew and Amanda Neeley

November 20, 2020

Shelby and Family,
Our heart goes out to you and your whole family. Bob was an amazing person who would help anyone anytime they needed him. My family was very blessed to have known him and even more blessed to be neighbors. Rest in peace Bob and watch over your beautiful family
from above! ❤️
The Neeley Family

Wanda Mitchell

November 18, 2020

Jeff & Family,
So sorry to hear about Papa Bob! We send you our love & sympathy!
💕 Ed & Wanda Mitchell

Diana Diffey

November 18, 2020

Shelba and Family, my heart breaks for you all. Bob was fun, very kind and a beautiful man. Always a friend no matter what. He will be missed. I loved his laugh! Another Angel needed in heaven. Love you & praying for all. Go rest now Bob. Diane Diffey

Paula Black

November 18, 2020

Bob, where do I begin? You and Shelba mean so much to us!! My son Jason (whom is also deceased) thought the world of you both! You were so accepting to everyone that walked into your life. My son would pretend to lose his housekey everyday so he could go visit Bob and Shelba and get an after school snack. Lol we had no idea he was doing this and when we found out we just smiled because he knew what awesome people they were. Bob you will be missed what a blessing it was to know you!! RIP!! What a wonderful impact you had on everyone that met you!! You will be so missed!!

Nina Hill

November 18, 2020

Sorry for your loss! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!!

Tara Simmons

November 18, 2020

May you rest in peace. Praying for all of the family and friends. Bob was a wonderful man and always treated me as part of the family. ❤❤❤


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