Robert J. Crissinger
July 3, 1945 – August 27, 2019
Robert J. Crissinger, 74, of Columbus, died Tuesday August 27, 2019 at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Mr. Crissinger was born July 3, 1945, the son of Larry and Lois (Keck) Close, who preceded him in death. He was a 1962 graduate of Grant Union High School, Sacramento, CA. He then enlisted in the US Navy and was a meteorologist stationed in Key West. He also retired from Rockwell Automation in 2003 after 40 years of employment.
Robert was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He loved watching IU basketball, Colts football and NASCAR. He also loved the 4th of July and watching fireworks, shooting pool and playing cards with family and friends. He also loved animals and Christmas.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Diane K. Crissinger; children, Dena (Keith) Otipoby of Lexington, KY, and Ryan (Jessica) Crissinger of Columbus; granddaughters, Alison, Emmalee and Elisabeth Otipoby, all of Lexington, KY, and Avanleigh, Vivienne, Evelynn, and Harlan Crissinger, all of Columbus; and a brother, Jay Close of Sacramento, CA.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday August 30, 2019 at Myers-Reed Chapel. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials in Robert's name are suggested to either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
The family will receive online condolences at: www.Myers-Reed.com. Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Crissinger family.
- Diane K. (Keck) Crissinger, Wife
- Dena (Keith) Otipoby, Daughter
- Ryan (Jessica) Crissinger, Son
- Jay Close, Brother
- Also surviving are granddaughters, granddaughters, Alison, Emmalee and Elisabeth Otipoby, and Avanleigh, Vivienne, Evelynn, and Harlan Crissinger.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
2626 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201
- Visitation Friday, August 30, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, August 30, 2019
Robert J. Crissinger
August 29, 2019
I didn't have the chance to be so lucky in meeting Robert, but I'm sure him and his Brother Jay are so similar.
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends who lost someone special. May GOD give you peace, love and comfort at this time and to let you all know ROBERT is with HIM now with wings spread out.
The Kane & Zibulski Family <3