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Father of NBA Great Dan Issel Dies

A visitation will be held this Friday in Batavia. Issel's mother passed away on Jan. 15.

Robert Issel, age 85, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2012 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.  He was born, May 12, 1927 in Arlington Heights, IL, the son of John Issel and Minnie Thomas.  He was united in marriage to Eleanor Meyer on November 29, 1947. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church (H.S.V. AR.) and long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church (Batavia, IL.).  He owned and operated Issel Painting & Decorating for many years in Batavia, enjoyed fishing, playing cards and watching basketball.  He is survived by his two children, Kathi (Steve) Wastel of Hot Springs Vlg, AR. and Dan (Cheri) Issel of Windsor, CO., daughter in-law Paula Issel of Batavia, IL; his grandchildren, Sheridan (Rick) Whipple, Scott (Kristen) Issel, Robert Issel, Kathleen Issel, Justis (John) Harrison, Jeremiah Wastel, and six great-grandchildren; Elizabeth, Benjamin, Addison, Eleanor, Brody & Greyson.  In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; a son, Greg Issel, a brother, Harold Issel, and a sister, Loraine Martin. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Avenue (Rt. 31) in Batavia.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road in Batavia, where he will lie in state from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of the service.  Interment will follow in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia, IL 60510.

This obituary is courtesy of Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia.

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