Robert Stanley Mistele
Published in Wytheville Enterprise on October 6, 2011
Mistele passed away peacefully at his home September 22, 2011.
He is survived by: his wife of 64 years, Merrily Louise Mistele; son and
daughter-in-law, Britton Mark and Jean Mistele; daughters and sons-in-law,
Suzanne and Michael Touscany, Nan Elizabeth and David, Sarah Jane and
Paul Belcher; grandchildren, Jason and Jeremiah Mistele, Melinda Carr,
Nan Lamay, Elizabeth, Caroline and Jane Louise Sierra, Madison, Graham
and Aubrey Belcher; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Jason Mistele, Grayson
and Payton Carr.
Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended school there through graduation.
He played professional baseball for 10 years. He earned a bachelor and
masters degree from Central State University in Oklahoma.
He coached football and taught school for 34 years. He was a founding
member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Christ came first in his
life with sports and Nascar coming in a close second.
He was married for 64 years, 10 months and 20 days to the love of his
life, Louise. He is resting safe in the arms of Jesus, where he placed
his trust many years ago. Our deepest thanks to Deanna, Cicely and Shelly
from Southern Care Hospice.