Bob was a 1947 graduate of Abbyville High School and had attended Kansas State University. He was a member of the Abbyville United Methodist Church, Abbyville Community Church and Abbyville Booster Club. Bob was a farmer, stockman, and machinist, mostly with Master Machine Mfg., after returning from serving in the United States Army in Japan during the Korean War. He was member of Albert Pike Lodge #303 AF&AM, Wichita, and a lifetime member of American Legion Lysle Rishel Post #68.
On November 22, 1953, Bob married Alberta Louise Potter at Pretty Prairie. She survives. He is also survived by: son, Raymond and wife Sheila of Peck; brother, Carl of Hutchinson; granddaughter, Stephanie Kreutzer and husband Keegan of Wichita; and grandson, Ryan Knoefel of Garden City.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and son, Ronald.