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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229 responses to Robert W. Koendarfer

  1. Robert had seen good friends come and go. He always told us that family would always be there for us. During the movie, The Book of Hosea, Jesus came for Robert and, without anyone hearing and knowing, they silently departed together.

  2. Your Dad didn’t need a birthday, holiday or any special occasion to celebrate. To him, life was worth celebrating and he especially loved it when we were all together.

  3. Our family … where we are free and loved. Laughter and happiness abounds. If we fight, we forgive and forget. We know and believe that family is forever. Your Dad told us to: GO ON BEING A FAMILY and that is our promise to each other.

  4. Joyce,

    Although we didn’t know Robert, he sounds like a very special man, and we are glad that you were able to spend so much of your lives together.

    Please know that we are thinking of him, you, and the rest of your family at this special time of remembrance.


    Michael and Linda McKenna

  5. I love you grandpa love Noah Jr and Vinny koendarfer

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