Robert N. Wistner
1936 - 2021
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service - Dublin
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Dublin, OH
Wistner, Robert N.
1936 - 2021
Robert Nelson Wistner, passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2021, at the age of 85. Bob was born in Van Wert, Ohio, on February 13, 1936 to Albert and Charlotte (Cochran) Wistner. Bob was a polio survivor, having contracted the disease at age 10, and successfully navigated the rest of his life with limited use of only one arm. He graduated from Bexley High School, earned his B.A. from Miami University in 1958 and a J.D. from The Ohio State University School of Law in 1961. Before beginning his private law practice in 1966, Bob served as an assistant prosecutor for Franklin County and Assistant Ohio Attorney General. For most of his 50+ year career Bob's private practice focused on family law. He was proud to serve his community as President of the Columbus Bar Association from 1983-84, and as President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. He also served as President of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Board during a major renovation of the Main Library downtown in 1990-91. Bob was an active member at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church. Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Vivian (Shealy); his children, Rebecca Haverstick (Joe) of Solon, Ohio, Brian (Michiko) Wistner of Tokyo, Japan; and grandchildren, Kai, Andrew, Lauren and Daniel. He will be missed by many friends and extended family. Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER DUBLIN. A memorial service celebrating Bob's life will be held at a later date. Private interment will take place at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation or Upper Arlington Lutheran Church. To share a video memory, please visit To share online condolences, please visit
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Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Jul. 15 to Jul. 18, 2021.
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Dear Vivian, Praise God who blessed you and Bob with 54 years in marriage. Your beloved is now strong and free, home at last with the Risen Lord. Someday God will take you home also in unity with Him and all the saints, with an enternity of days to receive and give His love.
Kent Usher
July 20, 2021
Vivian so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I know it is a great loss to you and your family.Bob was such a fine man and lawyer. Please let us know when the memorial service will be held. Just email me at [email protected] Thank you. jim
Jim and Judy Barton
July 19, 2021
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