Bob graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1965. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1969. His office was located in south St. Louis City where he practiced for 40 years. He spent his life as a caretaker to all who knew him. He devoted his life to God, family, friends, and to his patients.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Riesenberger; one son, Kristopher J. Riesenberger; one granddaughter, Hannah Riesenberger; grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Surviving are his loving wife of 33 years, Karen, nee Pence, Riesenberger, whom he married on May 21, 1983;
two sons, Randall (Amy) Riesenberger,
one daughter, Jennifer Wollmann;
five grandchildren, Rachel (Paul) Durante,
Adah, and Isaac Riesenberger;
his parents, Cordell and Margaret, nee Stuempler, Riesenberger of Belleville, IL;
and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family 9 to 11:40 A.M. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, from George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 12 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Christopher Anyanwu officiating. Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Dr Bob is one of the finest human beings I’ve known, and a terrific ‘real’ chiropractor. Kind, generous, loving with his family and his patients. I will always miss him and wish all comfort to his family and friends and his parish choir.
Michelle Salois, RSM, St. Louis, MO, 63143
So sorry for Bob’s passing. Truly a great man with a great smile and always engaged in great conversations and stories. He will be truly missed on Earth but heaven has gained a great and honorable man for a new angel.
The Pope’s, Fayetteville, NC, 28301
Our deepest condolences for Karen, Amy and Randy and all the family. He is the finest human being we had the pleasure and honor of knowing. He always had a sincere warm greeting for anyone who met him. He will be so missed by so many. God bless all those who love him and mourn him.
Marc and Juanita Boivin, Belleville, Il, 62221
To Karen and family with Bob playing such a large roll in our family as healer and friend we can only imagine the loss you are feeling. We celebrate with you in remembering this great man’s life and rejoice on his eternal salvation. Dave and Sue Moore
David Moore, St louis, Mo, 63128
I was saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He and Karen welcomed me years ago into the choir “family” and I enjoyed singing with them. I will hear Bob’s beautiful voice in many pieces for years to come. Prayers and sympathy for his wonderful family and friends.
Hal and Lisa Hoppe, Columbia, IL, 62236
To the family of Dr. Robert Riesenberger:
We would like to express our heartfelt condolences for your loss. As Dr. Riesenberger’s patients, my mother and I were immensely grateful for his dedication, care and kindness. He was an excellent doctor and a good man who will be missed. Know that we shall keep you all in our prayers.
Beth and Ellen Miller
Beth and Ellen Miller, St. Louis, MO, 63109
Dear Cordell, Margaret and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. His wonderful smile, goofy sense of humor, gentle caring spirit and big ol’ bear hugs at family gatherings will not be forgotten. We are unable to attend on Saturday as we are in Michigan until the end of August. We send our love and prayers to all of you.
Rusty & Sandy
Rusty & Sandy Wagner, Millstadt, IL, 62260
I was sorry to see docs death. may he rest in peace
steve bowen MD, st louis,hampton village, , 63109
I am so sorry for your loss of a great caring chiropractor. We worked together for years giving of our time to help new chiropractors gain their license. This was with the National Board of Chiropractic. Bob always went the extra mile doing all he could to help everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family that you get through this difficult time. Dr. Mary A. Holyoke
Mary A. Holyoke, DeSoto, Mo, 63020
On behalf of Bob’s friends and fellow examiners on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, we extend to you sincere condolences on Bob’s passing. May God be with all of you. Dr. Tony Roedel, Chief Examiner, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Logan)
, St. Louis, Missouri, 63129
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Bob. He was a kind and friendly neighbor to us at Hampton Village. We will miss his smiling face in the hallway.
Joe and Jane Drago, Agnes Christiansen, Joyce Rothenberg
Joseph and Jane Drago, St. Louis, MO, 63109
Dr. Bob, my chiro 4 over 25 years(off&on), a brilliant dr. a
very friendly and personable man,the Best relief i ever had 4 my condition.
My deepest cond.2 his wife&family.
I will pray 4 him daily,as i do 4 all my close friends&family.
I will truly,miss him.
Thank U, Dr. Bob 4 bein the best chiro. I ever had.
Peace b with u….
The Serbian Sashquatch.
Sash Nikolic, desoto, mo, 63020
To the family of Dr. Bob,
My deepest condolences on your loss.
Dr. Bob was the best chiropractor doctor around. Not only did he relive my pain but I also got the bonus of a smiling face, funny joke and usually a good story or two!
May he rest in peace.
Jeanette DiVietro, Granite City, Illinois, 62040