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Robert Edward Grisemer

March 12, 1929 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 93)


Robert Edward Grisemer, aged 93, of Burr Ridge and Hinsdale, died May 22, 2022, beloved husband of Janet for 61 years, loving father to Alison and Benjamin. A native Californian, Robert was the second of three sons of Viola and Benjamin H. Grisemer of Porterville.  Robert earned Eagle Scout honors, graduated from high school and joined the Class of 1951 at Stanford University.  While at Stanford, he was a member of the swimming and football teams.  After graduation, he volunteered for the Navy, serving first on a destroyer in the Korean War, then extending his tour of duty to train as a Frogman (now known as SEALs), ending his active service as second-in-command of UDT-12.  In 1956 he joined the corporate world in San Francisco in the metal packaging industry.  Twenty years later he started his own business, which developed pioneering technology to recycle metals from municipal solid wastes.  Robert was an avid outdoorsman, an enthusiastic golfer and tennis player, an expert skier, a gifted woodworker and carver.  He loved life, his family, his friends, world travel, and good martinis.  He is predeceased by his parents, his uncles and his younger brother Alan.  He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, his older brother Charles, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life will be held June 11 at 11:00 am at the Hinsdale Golf Club (140 Chicago Avenue Clarendon Hills, Illinois 60514).  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends donate to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601, or to a charity of their choice.

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June 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Hinsdale Golf Club
140 Chicago Ave
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

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