To the Journal editor:
I wanted to comment on the recent passing of a public servant who had been a resident of Ishpeming for many years.
I am speaking of Robert Keitzer Jr. Bob, as he was called by most who knew him, was a "big guy" whose physical presence was dwarfed by his huge heart.
Bob served western Marquette County for over 20 years as an EMT and paramedic. He was also a firefighter with the city of Ishpeming.
Bob passed away recently after a long battle with diabetes and the complications that stemmed from it. We who knew him and also worked with him know that this world is a better place because of Bob.
We also know that there is a special place for him on the "Heaven Fire and EMS Department."
I think that our community should stop and say a quick prayer for Bob, his family and also for our local heroes who are serving us everyday.
Bob, here is one final salute from a Brother Fire Fighter and former co-worker.