Schisla, Robert, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Feb. 22, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Alma Schisla; dear father of Barbara Montanye, Gretchen (Eric Flug) Schisla, Robert (Karla) Schisla, Jr., Carol (Kevin) Higgins and David (Nancy Hunkeler) Schisla; dear grandfather of Cristin, Colleen, Brian, Megan, John, Michael, and Sarah; dear great-grandfather of Ethan, Grace, Christine, Vivian, Eleanor, Liam, Jack, Caroline, and Rose; dear brother of Charles Schisla, and the late Margaret Reilly; dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. He was a native of Indianapolis, and earned a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University. Bob’s 35-year professional career with Monsanto touched subjects such as functional fluids, fine chemicals and fragrances, and nutritional ingredients, producing 30+ publications and patents. He was an avid sports fan (go Boilermakers!) and reader, maintaining interests in a broad range of subjects. Most of all, he was a devoted husband and father, and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather.
Services: Funeral Mass will be Wed., Feb. 28, 10:30 am at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 1510 Bopp Rd, Des Peres. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 3225 N. Florissant Ave. 63107. Visitation will be Tues Feb 27 from 4:00-8:00pm at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood.