Robert Leo Kistler

  • BORN: March 4, 1925
  • DIED: June 4, 2017
  • LOCATION: Fairfield, Iowa

Obituary – Fairfield
Robert Leo Kistler, age 92 of Fairfield, died Sunday evening at the Donnellson Health Center in Donnellson, Iowa.
Bob was born March 4, 1925 at Rich Hill, Missouri, the son of Walter and Mary Daggett Kistler. He grew up in Osceola, where he graduated from high school. He received his bachelor degree from Simpson College and his Master's degree from Drake University.
Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a school teacher, school administrator and principal serving at Pleasant Plain school , Lincoln and Pence Elementary schools in Fairfield.
Bob served in the Iowa House of Representatives for 6 years.
He married Dorothy E. Christensen on August 24, 1947 at Creston. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2006. Robert married Martha Anderson on May 24, 2008 in Fairfield.
Deceased family members include his wife Dorothy and his parents.
Surviving are his wife Martha Kistler of Mt. Pleasant; 1 daughter Belinda ( James ) Kernaghan of Ft. Collins, CO, 2 sons: Bob ( Barbara ) Kistler of Fairfield, Mark ( Monica ) Kistler of Coralville; 4 step-children: Tom Mc Nevin of Highland Branch, CO, Peggy ( Harlan ) Miller and Scott Mc Nevin of Mt. Pleasant, and Judith ( Brian ) Crittenden of Butler, Kentucky. He has 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren plus 8 step-grandchildren and 14 great step- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday at the First Christian Church ( South on Highway 1 ) with Pastor Dianne Brokken officiating.
Interment with Military Honors by the Henry County Honor Guard will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Memorials may be made to "Take Away Hunger" or to the First Christian Church in Fairfield.
Arrangements are in the care of the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield.


Funeral Service
  • Thursday, June 08
    10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • First Christian Church
  • 1905 South Junction Road
  • Fairfield, IA 52556
  • (641) 472-2520
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Thursday, June 08
    10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • First Christian Church
  • 1905 South Junction Road
  • Fairfield, IA 52556
  • (641) 472-2520
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Thursday, June 08
    10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • First Christian Church
  • 1905 South Junction Road
  • Fairfield, IA 52556
  • (641) 472-2520
  • Get Directions

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“ I've loved my Uncle Bob ever since I can remember. What a smart, kind, and gentle man. In my childhood, we would visit every few years or so. My...Read More »

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