Robert Issel

May 12, 1927 - November 23, 2012

Robert Issel, age 85, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2012 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.  He was born, May 12, 1927 in Arlington Heights, IL, the son of John Issel and Minnie Thomas.  He was united in marriage to Eleanor Meyer on November 29, 1947. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church (H.S.V. AR.) and long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church (Batavia, IL.).  He owned and operated Issel Painting & Decorating for many years in Batavia, enjoyed fishing, playing cards and watching basketball.  He is survived by his two children, Kathi (Steve) Wastel of Hot Springs Vlg, AR. and Dan (Cheri) Issel of Windsor, CO., daughter in-law Paula Issel of Batavia, IL; his grandchildren, Sheridan (Rick) Whipple, Scott (Kristen) Issel, Robert Issel, Kathleen Issel, Justis (John) Harrison, Jeremiah Wastel, and six great-grandchildren; Elizabeth, Benjamin, Addison, Eleanor, Brody & Greyson.  In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; a son, Greg Issel, a brother, Harold Issel, and a sister, Loraine Martin. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Avenue (Rt. 31) in Batavia.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road in Batavia, where he will lie in state from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of the service.  Interment will follow in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.


Memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia, IL 60510.

Guest Book

  • Kathy Ryan Sauer Kathi and Family-you are all in our familys' thoughts and prayers right now. We lost our Fathers only one day apart and they are going to now share eternity with each other and a lot of mutual friends and their loved ones in a much better place. They certainly will be missed. Peace to All
  • Barb Burton Bryant My prayers and thoughts are with your family. I am sorry for your loss.
  • Beverly Porch Ebbert My thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob was a good friend of my brother Dave. God Bless.
  • Daniel G. Porch I am sorry to hear of Bob' passing, he was a very good friend of my grandfather, David Porch. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
  • Joanne Issel I am so sorry for this loss. God bless.