Robert W. Koendarfer

Robert W. Koendarfer

August 21, 1948 - October 19, 2013

Robert W. Koendarfer

August 21, 1948 - October 19, 2013


Robert knew God and was a child of God. God lived in him and he lived in God. Robert had the Spirit of truth and was not afraid to share it. He knew how much God loved him and he put his trust in God’s love. We believe Robert has eternal life in Heaven through Jesus Christ. 1 John 4:7-21.

Robert lived his life in an extraordinary way. He spread joy and happiness. He was lighthearted and would often say: “don’t worry, God will provide”, and God did. He would lift our worries from us and, as a Believer in Jesus Christ, he was a living example of the scripture: “Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29)

Robert loved his family very much. He was devoted to his family and wanted us to be happy. He always made us laugh and enjoyed knowing his children were blessed with this gift too. Our house was always filled with laughter.

Robert was a hard-working man and committed to providing for his family his whole life. He also took time to relax and have fun and created many wonderful memories.

He was a lifelong Dodger fan even after he became a resident of Orange County and passed his love of baseball and the Dodgers onto our family. He was honored to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, where it all began.

He was a lifelong Disney fan too and loved the happiness Disneyland brought to his family. Robert took a liking to Grumpy, probably so he could cheer up Grumpy. A year did not pass without a visit to Disneyland or Disney World.

It was not until his late fifties when Robert got back on a motorcycle again. He purchased a Honda VTX 1800. The salesman told him it was too powerful a bike, but he disagreed. Robert road like a Bat out of Hell and he loved it. He customized his bike with bad ass accessories. His son purchased the same make and model bike and, when Robert was 64, they rode to Tombstone together.

Robert passed on his love of surfing and the beach to his family. He had an original Dewey Weber longboard that he could never part with. Despite being asked to sell it, he did not because he just had too many memories tied up in it and would rather keep it in the family.

My husband, Robert was a gift from God to me and the love of my life. He was my joy and my everything on Earth. Our love for each other is endless. We would playfully ask each other: do you know how much I love you? The answer was always something with a measurement of infinite proportions, like more than all the stars in the sky. We had agape love for one another, which is the highest and purest form of unconditional love. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God.

We love you so much and will remember how you lived. We will go on being a family.

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  1. Thank you Karin! Our Dad was a true blessing in our lives!

  2. Sent a gift in memory of Robert W. Koendarfer

  3. We miss you bunches! I know you are watching all of us and looking out for us. I hope you smiled seeing how each of us celebrated in your honor yesterday. Telling stories about you, having your favorite food and drink, toasting in your honor, and doing things that remind us of you. We all love you!

  4. Lit a candle in memory of Robert W. Koendarfer

  5. Thank you Ms. Deborah for thinking of Robert with us on his special day.
    ? Noah, Anna, Noah Jr, and Vinny koendarfer

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