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Robert Scheffler

Robert (Bob) Lynn Scheffler, 65, of Newton, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at his home.

Bob was born February 10, 1950 in Newton, Kansas to James and Evelyn (Gatz) Scheffler. He graduated from Newton High School in 1968 and from Southwestern College in 1972. On September 1, 1979, he married Vickie (Granaas) Scheffler. Bob was employed as a cost estimator at Bunting Magnetics. He was a lifelong fan of the Kansas Jayhawks and the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandson.

Bob is survived by his wife, Vickie; mother, Evelyn; sons Daniel Scheffler and his wife Tiffany, of Kansas City, and Michael Scheffler of Kansas City; daughter Katherine (Scheffler) Dower and her husband, Bill, of Norman, OK; and grandson, Otto Scheffler, of Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by his father, James, and his brother, Ronald.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Petersen’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 26. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery will immediately follow the service.

Memorial donations can be made to the Caring Hands Humane Society 1400 Southeast 3rd St. Newton, KS 67114.

Petersen’s Funeral Home

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08/23/15 03:59 PM #1    

Brenda Drake (Anderson)

Very sorry to hear of his passing.


08/23/15 08:35 PM #2    

Barbara Gabel (Gabel)

Very sorry to hear that we've lost another good friend. My prayers to his family and friends for peace and comfort during this hard time.

08/24/15 03:56 PM #3    

Rich Martinez (Martinez)

Bob was a good guy. He and i had fun times growing up. Even though i wasnt allowed over to his home. Times were different and people were different back then but Bob was always a good guy. One time during a track meet he came to me and said lets change shirts. on the back of our shirts had our last names. I asked him why , he said his parents and grandparents were in the front row of the stands.He wanted to see his families expression when i was in front of them wearing the name Scheffler on my back..... it was priceless.

I started the race and he finished the race. when we finished the race we walked back wearing each others shirts in front of the stands and i will never forget his Dads expressions. it was a Kodak moment, well  before there was one. Thanks Bob.

08/24/15 11:08 PM #4    

Martin Libhart

Very sorry to hear this news. Bob's mother (Evelyn) was my den mother in cub scouts, and his dad (Jim) was my little league baseball coach for a number of years. I remember campouts in their backyard for scouts, and trips to the A&W when we played baseball at Washington Park. I have had this photo on my profile for some time, but thought it appropriate to re-post here. (, Steve McCullough, Bob Scheffler, and Tom Collier. May 1960.)



08/25/15 09:32 AM #5    

Paula Graber (Morris)

I will always remember Bob as a sweet, kind, gentle, wonderful guy!  Sending love, prayers and healing thoughts to his family!  And Martin, thank you so much for sharing the scout pictures!  You four are just darling!

08/25/15 05:29 PM #6    

Thomas Jackson

I too have many memories of Robert (Batman) Scheffler.  Those memories commenced in the fall of 1955 when we both started kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary and they continued throughout our lives to a time about four months ago when we sat in my kitchen trying to make sense of the sudden death of a mutual friend.  As those years passed by we played baseball together, worked at Dillons together, shared some memorable weekends together in Emporia and Winfield, rode the train to Six Flags with Chick Ragland and never made it to the venue,  spent a week wandering around the Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado trying to remember who drove out there, catching up with each other after we both married and had families and reliving a plethora of experiences we both hoped our kids never found out about!  Sometimes months would pass and we wouldn't see each other  despite living less than a mile apart but when our paths would cross, we picked up right where we left off and for a few fleeting moments we would be back in that white Mustang, rockin those wing tips and stretch jeans, dragging main and looking for something to get into.  I will always appreciate Bob's humor, a combination of sharp wit and biting sarcasm and his pragmatic (blunt) opinions.  One never doubted what Bob's opinion on any given subject was.  He met his perfect match in Vickie.  Being in their company was like having great seats in a comedy club.  He was a devoted husband, father and proud grandfather.  This week has been a gut check, a time filled with so many memories and so many thoughts about just how fleeting life is.  I ran into Bob at the liquor store (can ya believe that) a couple of weeks ago. I asked him if he was coming to the 65th party and he indicated he was planning on attending.  If I knew it was going to be the last time I saw him, I would have tried to insult him a bit more!  I will miss my friend as our classmates celebrate a milestone birthday and I will be sure and drink a toast or two to him.  Thanks for the memories, Bob, rest easy, your work here is done.

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