Robert Bischoff

Robert “Bob” F. Bischoff, 76, succumbed to illness on December 23, 2020. Beloved husband of Shirley (née Schuler) for 50 years, exceptional father to Alison (Nik Cameron) and Adam, and adored Paw Paw of Ella-Jane. Preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Dorothy and sister, Virginia. Dear brother (Barb Berger and Jack), Brother-in-law, Uncle, Great-Uncle, and friend to many.

Bob graduated from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla and worked at Emerson Electric for 25 years. He went back to school, in his 50’s, to earn his MBA at the University of Chicago and started his own consulting business.

He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Parish in South St. Louis City and he volunteered on its Finance Committee. Bob was also an avid supporter of Lafayette Square Park Conservancy and was instrumental in the restoration of its historic Boathouse.

He loved to raise orchids, read, spend time with family, travel, garden, golf. He also fancied himself a wine expert.

He strongly supported St. Louis local arts through his attendance and philanthropy.

He will be greatly missed by many.

He will be interred in a private ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, in recognition of his Navy service. A memorial mass and celebration of life gathering will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations in Bob’s memory for St. Vincent’s Community Outreach (St. Vincent De Paul Church, 1408 S. 10th St., St. Louis, MO 63104) where Bob volunteered, serving on their Board.


  1. Ralph Prinz on January 8, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Bob was a co-worker and a good friend. His strong moral character and love for his family were the foundation of his life. He will be missed by many and his memory not forgotten.

  2. Rosie Vigna on January 10, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Bob I will miss you so much. We have been friends for 50 years & had the honor to be a bridesmaid at your wedding. We shared a lot of ideas & beliefs & depended on you for information & your opinion. I cry for Shirley, Alison, Adam, Ella-Jane & Nik, but I promise to always be there for them. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  3. Lafayette Park Conservancy on February 8, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Bob was a well known longtime resident of Lafayette Square and former president (2007 – 2011) of the Lafayette Park Conservancy. For years after his presidency, he continued to serve the park in an advisory role. Bob secured a grant that improved the park pathways and grotto bridge, and began the Park Notes newsletter that continues today. He was a highly valued member of our community and is dearly missed.

  4. karen kramer on February 19, 2021 at 9:57 am

    If I could suggest some synonyms for Bob, they would be … kind, gentle, funny, brilliant, well read, caring, clever, and something you don’t see much of these days – a gentlemen.

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