Robert ( Bob) Elwood Keiser, 90, of New Port Richey, FL, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 24, 2019 after complications from dementia. Bob was born on September 3, 1929 in Mansfield, Ohio to Anton and Velma Keiser ( Gray), he was the oldest of four children.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from January 26, 1951 to October 30, 1952 as a corporal and pole lineman. After his honorable discharge he married his former wife Carol Jean ( Henry) from Ontario, Ohio on June 4, 1955, and raised a family.
Bob's career was with General Motors Corporation in Ontario, Ohio as a security guard where he was a reliable and dedicated employee until his retirement in 1987. After retirement he spent winters in New Port Richey, Florida until eventually he made it his full time home in 1997. Bob met and married his current wife, Ida May ( Bartholomew ) in 2002 and they enjoyed square dancing, blue grass music and motorcycle rides along the Gulf Coast.
Bob was an active and lifelong member of Mansfield Baptist Temple and his local church in New Port Richey, Florida. Bob was always there to help friends and family with household and mechanical repairs and he was passionate about organic gardening, motorcycles, bowling, fishing and hunting. He was an involved father, provider, helper and friend to those around him.
Bob is survived by his wife Ida of New Port Richey, Florida; Son Robert K. Keiser ( Lynette ) of Mansfield, Ohio; Daughters Cheryl A. Kemp of Mansfield, Ohio and Robyn R. Purl of St. Augustine, Florida; Brothers Roger Keiser( Freda) of Ashland, Ohio and Larry Keiser of Mansfield OH; Sister June Askey ( Jim) of Ontario, Ohio; Step-children James R. Bartholomew ( Debbie) of Brooksville, FL; Allen W. Bartholomew of New Jersey and Charles B. Bartholomew (Debbie) of Port Richey, Florida; Grandson Robert Scott Keiser of Mansfield, Ohio; numerous cousins, Nieces and Nephews and step-grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews. Bob was proceeded in death by his parents.
A burial service will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida on Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 2:30 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial's may be made to your favorite charity or organization. Sentiment's may be expressed on the website Dobiesfh@aol.com.