Robert Lindsey Espedal

Robert Lindsey Espedal was born on March 6, 1963. He was a wonderful man who loved his family and friends. He would be there for anyone who needed him and was a loving soul.
The merciful Lord called for Robert on June 2, 2011. He died from complications due to diabetes, liver failure and back surgery complications in Seattle, WA. He was 48 years old.
He is survived by his partner Ann Heiser, his mother Beverly Espedal, his brother, sister, nieces,nephew, aunts, uncle and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Espedal.

He loved to play ball with Buddy our Jack Russell, play bass guitar, watch the ferries and boats go by in Alki and visit and laugh with family and friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and the gift of being a great conversationalist. Rob was our rock and anchor and though he will be sorely missed, we will determinedly enjoy life and love each other deeply as we know he would have it no other way.
Rob donated to the ASPCA for many years which was a charity he had great passion about. He loved all animals and especially dogs.

A celebration of his life will be held June 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood. He is gone but never to be forgotten.
Memorials to the ASPCA.

7 Responses to “Robert Lindsey Espedal”

  • Amy Sills says:

    You friendly smile and kindness will be missed but I am happy you are now able to move around freely and throw the ball for all your doggy friends.

  • Dominica Reed says:

    Hi Rob,

    I remember when Hunter and I first meet you down at the lake. Bubby and Hunter hit if off right away. It was nice to have another hand to throw the ball. Hunter passed away a few months ago, so it is nice to know that he has a friend up there to throw the ball for him again.

    Thank you,


  • Lillian Heiser says:

    Rob and I always had wonderful conversations no matter what subject. He was very knowledgeable about anything and everything and always willing to please anyone with his cooking. I will miss him very much.


  • Laurie Arndt says:


    I’ll never forget the first night we met you at Cassidy’s in Chicago. Little did I know then, that you would be a friend for life.

    You were a great cook and host, had a great sense of humor and I loved that you were one of my few friends that loved KISS!

    You will be missed!


  • Trudy Jobe Queripel says:

    I just read the obituary in the Bergen Record. I remember playing flashlight tag with Bobby, the Peoples, the DeSalvos and Matt Grossman on Lynn Drive. We send all our love to Bobby’s family.

  • R.D. Hill & family says:

    Rob was very special to the Hill family. On behalf of all all of us, Uncle Ron, Auntie Barb, Cheryl,Chris,Frank, Doug,Gina,Michelle, Gods Richest Blessings to his family and those who Loved and cared for Him.

  • Ann Heiser says:

    Rob was one of the most selfless people I know. At the end of his life he was still thinking of his family and others. We prayed things would end painlessly and I know how so many cared about him and will see him again in heaven. Thank you to the Hill Family (Barb, Ron, Chrissy and Doug) and Aunt Marie and Chris Danielson for their contribution to the service in terms of sharing memories of Rob and for the flowers. It made the service exactly what Rob and I talked about. A celebration of life. We will always cherish your thoughtfulness, your support, and time spent visiting him up until the end. It will always be cherished and remembered. A thank you doesn’t even begin to cover what the Hill and Danielson family have shared, contributed and helped with Rob’s final days. Thank you so much. With love, Ann

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