Robert R. Kerstetter, 73, Lititz, Army vet, missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translator

By on March 25, 2015

Robert R. “Bob” Kerstetter, 73 of Lititz passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Shamokin, he was a son of the late Ray and Rena Kerstetter. He shared more than 50 years of marriage with his wife, Louella.

Bob was a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translator, serving in various positions. His greatest joy was working with the tribal Indians of Brazil. Even after his official retirement, Bob continued displaying the love of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by always serving and helping others. A veteran, Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his seven children and their spouses: Troy and Dorothea Kerstetter, Valerie and Timothy Moore, Brian and Lorie Kerstetter, Melanie and Keith Hollowell, Heather and Stuart Heisey, Richard and Kimberly Kerstetter, Joshua and Katelyn Kerstetter; 18 grandchildren. Also surviving are his two sisters.

Services were held March 21 at Lancaster Alliance Church, with Rev. Douglas L. Enck and Rev. Mark Powlus co-officiating. Interment was private in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bob’s memory to Guajajara Project initiated by Wycliffe, continued through: Crossworld, 10000 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64155.

To send an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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