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Robert L Stucky

November 25, 1924 ~ September 19, 2018 (age 93)

Bob’s life began on November 25, 1924 in Murdock, KS. He is the son of Henry and Wilma (Johnson) Stucky. Bob was the youngest of three boys. He graduated high school in Kingman, KS and was subsequently drafted into military serving in World War II. Bob was in the United States Coast Guard, which was under the auspices of the United States Navy for the duration of World War II. He was involved in the invasion of Okinawa in April of 1945. After the war, he was employed by the Kansas Department of Transportation, where he operated a road grader on Kansas highways. On July 22, 1951, Bob married Betty Jo Weikal of Kingman. They moved to El Dorado in 1952, where Bob began employment with the El Dorado Refining Company and Betty was employed as a nurse at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Upon “retirement”, Bob worked for Prospect Township operating a road maintainer, and later was a school bus driver for USD 492. Bob enjoyed attending high school and junior college sporting events, participating on the high school football yardage “chain gang”, reading western novels and working around his property where he kept horses, cattle and mules. He was a true people person and often used colorful figures of speech that he acquired from his uncle Andrew. Bob was a member of First Christian Church where he served in various leadership roles. He relocated in 2015 to Topeka where he resided at Aldersgate Village. Bob and Betty has three children Monty Stucky of O’Fallon, IL, Marla (Dan) Haug of Culpepper, VA and Myron (Jennifer) Stucky of Topeka; and three granddaughters Janae, Elise and Sarah Haug. He passed away on September 19, 2018 in Topeka at Aldersgate Village. His parents and his two brothers Harry and Clarence precede him in death. His family will gather with friends on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Kirby Morris Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church led by Pastor Stan Seymour. Bob will be laid to rest in Blankenship Cemetery, Rosalia. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Great Lakes Hospice in Topeka. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Bob at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com


Donations may be made to:

Great Lakes Hospice
3715 SW 29th St Ste. 100, Topeka KS 66614


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