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Robert Heishman- He’ll be missed

Robert F.  "Bob" Heishman. 1931-2014

Robert F. “Bob” Heishman. 1931-2014

A Celebration of the Resurrection was held April 23, 2014 to honor and remember Robert “Bob” Heishman, long time member of our church. Bob died unexpectedly while on vacation.

A US Army Honor Guard gave him full honors, with a 21-gun salute, the playing of taps and presenting his widow Freda with a flag.


Here is Pastor David Hunter’s meditation on Bob (we apologize for the quality of the audio).
Pastor Hunter’s Meditation



Here is the obituary that appeared on the Augusta Chronicle website.


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Entered into rest on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Branson, Missouri, Mr. Robert Franklin Heishman, husband of Freda Rose Heishman. Mr. Heishman was a native of Woodstock, VA, but lived in Augusta for the last 25 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired as a Sergeant Major from the US Army with 21 years of service. After retirement, he worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for many years. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection where he belonged to the Lutheran men’s group and sang in the early service choir. He was a 50-year Scottish Rite Mason, Knight Commander Court of Honour Red Cap recipient, Past Master of Webb Lodge #166 and had dual membership with Cassia Lodge #142, AF & AM in Woodstock, VA. He loved to play golf. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Additional family members include a daughter: Gale Heishman Cogswell ; son: Robert Franklin Heishman Jr. and wife Jean ; grandchildren: Janine Ann Heishman, Glenda Louise Heishman, Paul Robert Heishman, Dr. Alexis Cogswell Schnoor and husband Eric; sister: Linda Cecil and husband Ralph; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:10 p.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection with Pastor David Hunter officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the US Army Honor Guard and the Webb Lodge #166, F & AM. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church fellowship hall from 11:00 until the time of service. A Masonic service will be held at 10:40. Memorials may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 825 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901 or to a charity of one’s choice . Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at 

Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Apr. 20, 2014