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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  2. Robert suffered physical pain for many, many years. It was the cross he courageously carried. He was brave and strong and fought a outstanding fight with Jesus by his side the entire way and won.

  3. Hallelujah! (Enjoy the YouTube video on the Photo & Video tab above). Robert loved that song because it reminded him of God’s mercy and love and then joy. It was the song we played for him when he was laid to rest.

    Robert lived his life not putting off for tomorrow what he could do today. He would often say: why wait. He was right. If there was something that we wanted to enjoy and could, we did. Every day was a gift not to be wasted.

  4. You could have expected Robert to meet you eye to eye with a firm handshake. Then a toast to making memories!

  5. You and I would have had a comedy show had Robert and Michael gotten together.

    I was 18 and Robert was 26 when we married 2 weeks after we met. It was love at first sight and never changed in 38 years. Robert would catch me looking at him just because he was handsome and I loved him.

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