WEST POINT — Robert H. “Bob” Pischel, 65, of West Point died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.
Services with military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point with the Rev. Christian Meier officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Montrose, Mo.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stokely Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society Relay for Life or Grace Lutheran Church.
Robert Harold Pischel was born Jan. 28, 1947, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Harold R. and Margaret K. (Pflaster) Pischel. He graduated in 1965 from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. Robert served in the United States Army from March 6, 1966, to Dec. 6, 1968. He was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, where he worked in the Administrative Services Finance Corps. Robert earned a business administration degree from University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.
On June 1, 1970, Robert married Mary Jo Michel at the Alumni Memorial Chapel on the campus of Central University.
Robert began his career working for International Harvester in the credit department. The couple moved to Norfolk when Robert transferred to the territory sales department. In 1981, the couple moved to West Point, where he worked for West Point Implement. Robert was a driver for Crete Carrier Corporation before driving for Fremont Contract Carriers. He then worked for the Cuming County Roads Department.
Robert is survived by his wife, Jo of West Point; cousins Barbara Jensen of Slater, Iowa, and Phil (Peggy) Higgins of Hamilton, Mont.; and aunt Phyllis Higgins of Hamilton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law Glen and Evelyn Michel.