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Oakdale Mortuary & Oakdale Memorial Park

1401 South Grand Ave, Glendora, CA

OBITUARY

Robert Ernest Guisinger

May 2, 1929August 23, 2020

Robert (“Bob”) Ernest Guisinger of Monrovia, California, looked into the face of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday evening, August 23, 2020, at his home in Monrovia. He is preceded in death by his beloved bride, Barbara (“Bobbie”) Ellen Good, who has waited for him to join her since February 6, 2011.

Robert was born May 2, 1929, in Redfield, Iowa, the middle child of three children to Luther and Cora Belew Guisinger.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 4, 1948, at age 19, and during his years of military service was stationed in Japan, Korea, and Germany. He was a member of the 24th Infantry Division, the first division to arrive in Korea at the start of the Korean War, thereby living up to its motto “First to Fight.” He was a Purple Heart recipient for a wound he received during his service in Korea. He proudly served 6 ½ years and was honorably discharged on March 16, 1955.

Robert Ernest Guisinger and Barbara Ellen Good were married on October 4, 1952 at Grace Methodist Church in Emporia, Kansas. The young couple began their lives together in Iowa until 1957, when they moved with their two young children, and one on the way, to California, where Bob worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for 36 years. Their family grew to five children; three daughters and two sons. Family was always a priority to both Bob and Barbara.

Robert Guisinger’s life was marked by love, loyalty, and goodness as shown in his actions by truly living our Lord Jesus’ commandment “to love one another as I have loved you.” He loved his wife, his family, his friends, and his neighbors. He loved his God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, and he loved his church. He was a proud American who loved his nation. He faithfully served each of his loves throughout his life.

Robert is survived by 5 children and their spouses; 9 grandchildren and 8 spouses, and 14 great-grandchildren. He is dearly missed by all of us here as we celebrate his citizenship now in heaven with his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Bob made it easy for them to know and recognize a heavenly Father whose steadfast love endures forever.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

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