Robert Alfonso Escobedo, 71 of Chesterton, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024.  He was born February 9, 1953 in Monterey, Mexico to the late Salvador and Juanita (Elizondo) Escobedo.  A veteran, Robert proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and he worked and retired as a hazardous material operator for PVS in Burns Harbor.  His firm foundation in Christ is what provided him the strength and love to be a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, neighbor, and friend.  For those that had the blessing of knowing Robert, they saw how he was a champion of men by his selfless, kind, loyal, honorable, peaceful, fun, adventurous, courageous, and hardworking personality.  He was a pillar for his family and friends, always taking time to listen and help anyone.  His smile and love for family and friends will be deeply missed by all.
On May 24, 1978, Robert married Donna Marie Nackovic who survives along with their children, Erica (Jason Lowther), Jennifer, and Matthew Escobedo; grandchildren, Mia Rae, Maxwell, Isiah, Madeline, Kodi, and Owen; siblings, Mireya, Hector, Jesus, Maria Isabele, and Laura; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Abelardo and Salvador, Jr.
Visitation will be March 8, 2024 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., with a Resurrection Mass on March 9, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church 356 W. 700 N., Valparaiso.  Cremation will follow at Angelcrest Crematory.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.


My heartfelt condolences on the great loss of Robert. He was a friend to all and loved greatly. He will be sorely missed. Keeping you all in my prayers for the peace that surpasses all understanding. -Elaine Russell 

He will be deeply missed but the memory of all the special moments together will forever live in our hearts. Our sincere condolences and all our love to the family. -Hector, Sandra and family

Our deepest sympathies to you all during this difficult time. We will miss Uncle Bob & we send hugs, prayers & lots of love to you all. Love, -Dan & Terri 

Dear family and friends of Robert. We are so happy that we had the chance to know him. To meet him in the USA and/or in Germany. The moments may have ended but the memories last forever! And there are a lot of great memories. Robert was always positive and had the right words for everyone. Rest in peace Robert. For the family: Praying that God helps you heeling the pain. Even if we are far away, we are with you with our thoughts and prayers. Your German Family, -Andreas with Juliana, Simone with Marco, Luca and Juliana, Daniela with Markus, Alisa and Leon, Marina with Marcel

I was privileged to know Robert and the kindness and love he laid on my heart. I pray the entire family will come together in love to honor this special man and fill their hearts with happy loving memories. He will leave an sadness on our earth but now an angel filled with promises of everlasting love. I’m a better person from knowing Robert. -Janet

Dear Donna and Family, Our deepest condolences go out to you at this extremely difficult time. We wish that we could have known Robert better but the few times that we got to see you he was always very friendly and had a nice smile for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. -Paula & Bill Kettler 

Para mi amada familia, la ausencia física de mi querido hermano es tan dolorosa que mi corazón está roto en mil pedazos, no escucharé su voz, sus palabras calidad y llenas de amor, comprensión y protección, su eterno amor para todos los que le rodeaban y y para mi querida hermana y madre de mis amados sobrinos, siempre estaré a tu lado agarrando tu mano, con cariño y amor mis amados sobrinos ustedes saben y sienten mi amor por toda la eternidad Siempre Mireya. -Silvia M. Elizondo 

Robert was my patient at the Infusion Center. I always enjoyed his kindness and his smile. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family. He surely was a Godly man - sincerely Patti Martin RN

We are so saddened for the loss of Robert. His warm smile, his friendship to all. To his loving wife Donna and all his family are in our thoughts and prayers. -Beth and Kenny Harris 

Words alone cannot give us a portrait of a person's passion for a life lived, and those shared by him but the actions expressed by the love he shared with friends and family lives on for eternity, his gestures, praise of a job well done, a smile that lifted your heart at a time needed most, a special look a gesture, emitting joy and kindness; these are that which live on in all of our hearts, God bless you and your family, may our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you at this needed time of reflection. In Jesus name Amen. -Joe and Sandy Lopez 

I worked with Robert for many years. He was a true gentleman and hard worker. I will keep him on my prayers. My condolences to his family. -Michael Kaczur 

Not, how did he die, But how did he live? Not what did he gain, But what did he give? These are the units To measure the worth Of a man as a man, Regardless of birth. Not, what was his church, Nor what was his creed But had he befriended Those really in need? Was he ever ready, With Word of good cheer, To bring back a smile, To banish a tear? Not what did the sketch In the newspaper say, But how many were sorry When he passed away. You will DEFINITELY be missed on our fishing trips. The first of our original four is gone…and sadly missed! Michael Nackovic 

My sincere condolences to the Escobedo family at this time. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at your time of sorrow. May your memories be the awesome gifts that bless you with healing and fulfilling you with peace. Look to the hills which come your help. God’s Angel will watch over you and your family. Love you dearly, -Evelyn Steptoe 

Dear Sweet Donna and Family, We are so shocked and sorry for your loss of Robert - truly too soon and unimaginable. He was always so welcoming, positive and filled with faith, and he was the kindest, most wonderful friend to everyone. His love for all of you was so deep and so filled with the spirit that he continues to live on in each of you. We will always remember his words, "Do everything with love." He shared the truth and the beauty of his soul with all of us. We love you. With all our hearts, -Vera, John, Irene, and Family

We are very sorry for your loss and would like to extend our deepest sympathies for you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything at all. -RES Team 

Robert and his family walked in Porter United Methodist Church on Good Friday evening two years ago. From the beginning they were welcome and they said they felt comfortable and loved. They shared many services and fellowship times with our church family. The Escobedos are prime examples of loving Christians and Robert was the pillar example for them. God has him wrapped in His arms where he is free from pain and suffering and watches his family continue to live lives the way he taught them to with God at their side. Rest in peace my friend and know that you were and are a shining example of how God wants us all to live and love. Blessings and love to Roberts family and friends. -Marcia Demeter 

Donna and family I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Sending you prayers, hugs and Love. With my deepest sympathy, -Rita Villanueva

I worked with Robert for many years. He was a true gentleman and hard worker. I will keep him on my prayers. My condolences to his family. -Michael Kaczur 

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