Robert Chester Wisen, 94, of Lauderdale, died peacefully at his home Jan. 19, 2021, of a stroke. He was born Feb. 24, 1926.
Bob was loved and will be missed by his family, his church and his community. Bob was baptized, confirmed, married to Crystal Cairncross and comforted in death as a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He lived almost all of his life in Lauderdale where he was born, schooled, built his home and served two terms as mayor.
In WWII he served in the 1st Armored Division, tank corps, in Italy. He was happy to return to Lauderdale, become a CPA and partner in Fleet and Moody, which merged with larger firms, the last one being Grant Thornton. He eventually retired as a controller at Tousley Ford at the age of 70.
Bob was an active volunteer in church, serving as treasurer and president. He also served as a president of Kiwanis.
Bob is survived by his wife of 72 years, Crystal and his sister Rosalyn and his brother William (Norma). He is predeceased by his parents, Chester and Elsie Wisen, and by his son William. Also surviving are four daughters: Linda (Steve) Sventek, Nancy (James) Nelson, Janice Wisen-Finnerty, and Sally (Peter) Grames; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The City of Lauderdale honored Wisen at its Feb. 9, 2021, City Council meeting.
Please make memorial donations to Peace Lutheran Church, 1746 Walnut St., Lauderdale, MN 55113.