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Robert Deisinger

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:50 p.m. CDT

MUNDELEIN — Robert A. Deisinger, 85, of Mundelein since 1965 died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Libertyville.

Robert was born March 6, 1929, in Putnam, the son of Fred Deisinger and Alice (nee Hedgespeth) Deisinger. He served 22 years in the U.S. Navy. He was involved in instruction and in Navy communications, including space communications for sub-orbital and orbital flight, and manned moon landings, as well as fleet communications. He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University. After retiring from the Navy he worked for the next 25 years at Northrop Electronics as a project manager and electrical engineer. He was a member of American Legion Post 867.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of more than 63 years, Theresa (nee Sepanek-Szczepanek) Deisinger; four children, Robert (Julie) Deisinger of Orland Park, Deborah (Dan) Stuebe of Omaha, Neb., David Deisinger of Lindenhurst and Karen (Kevin) Forsythe of Crystal Lake; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Albert Eugene Deisinger.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at St. Mary of the Annunciation (small Church) 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein. Interment will follow in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 West Maple Ave. (2 blocks west of Route 45 on Route 176) Mundelein.

In lieu of flowers, please send donation to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, https://donate.nmcrs.org/page/contribute/nmcrs-donate. For information, visit www.kristanfuneralhome.com or call 847-566-8020.

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