Robert Jacob Bischoff of Lund, NV, died April 26th, 2017 at the age of 84; he died of heart failure after a brief illness.
Robert was the son of Raeburn and Pearl Bischoff, who along with his sisters, Joan and Raeburna, died in a car accident when Robert was 2 years old. Robert was thereafter raised by his aunt and uncle, F. Lorin and Thelma Bunker. He grew up in small towns in the southern Nevada desert, graduated from Alamo High School, and worked for the railroad in Caliente as a young man.
After a semester at BYU, Robert was called on a mission to New Zealand where he spent 2 ½ years in the Cook Islands sharing the gospel as a representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The Bunkers moved to North Las Vegas while Robert was serving his mission, so he came home to Las Vegas where he met Deanna Wentz.
Robert and Deanna were sealed for time and all eternity June 4, 1957 in the St. George, Utah LDS Temple. They had 5 sons and 3 daughters; two of the boys died in infancy.
Robert was a policeman for the Las Vegas Police Department for 22 years. Robert and Deanna served two missions as an adult couple: for the New Zealand Wellington mission (1991-92) and the Canada, Calgary mission (1999-2000). They moved to Lund in 2002 and soon after, their granddaughter Deanna Fouts, moved in with them and became like another daughter to them.
Robert is survived by his wife, Deanna Bischoff, daughters Geri Fouts, Susan (Kent) Fuge and Alice (Kevin) Nicholes, and by his sons Robert (Jennifer), Roy (Joy) and Chris (Jessica) Bischoff, 37 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, his infant sons Raeburn and Kent, and his grandson David Jesse Bischoff.
Services will be held May 5th in the Lund LDS chapel at 10 a.m. with a viewing at 9 a.m.
Internment will be at the Lund cemetery immediately following.