Robert Heath

Robert “Bob” W. Heath, 65 of River Falls passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Bob was born on March 16, 1955 to Donald and Mae (Lokken) Heath in Eau Claire. He was a 1973 graduate of Eau Claire North High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1987 with a degree in Sociology/Journalism. Bob was a scholar and political genius who was always doing research. He was an avid sports fan who liked to watch the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Bob was a dedicated family man who spent his life making others happy. He had a wonderful sense of humor and could talk to anyone. Some of Bob’s interests included experiencing nature, listening to music, and playing exciting card games.

Bob is survived by his wife, Debbie Geissler; children, Alec Geissler-Heath and Erik Geissler-Heath; father, Donald Heath of Eau Claire; siblings, Dianne Pederson (Thomas Frank) of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Gary (Emily) Heath of Woodlands, TX, and Jeffrey (Debbie) Heath of Eau Claire; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Mae Heath; and brother, Alan Heath.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday.


  1. We wish to extend our condolences to the Heath family on Robert’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Ken and Mary Jo

  2. My wife and I were deeply saddened to read of Bob’s passing. He had been a valued friend and student of mine at U W-Stout many years ago. Though we lost touch over the years we always had the fondest memories and highest regard for him.
    His natural warmth and superior intelligence were gifts he generously shared with family, friends, and the community. His frequent calls to PBS radio were a natural vehicle for his perceptive and often trenchant views on politics and social issues.
    The pride and love he had for his family, especially his boys Erik and Alec, was something to behold, and I know that special relationship will continue to nurture and inform their lives in the years ahead.
    Rest in peace Bob,
    John & Lynne See

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