Memorial services for Robert H. “Bob” Blank, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Plymouth Congregational Church, with the Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey officiating. The family will receive friends in the Mayflower Room of the church following the service.
Mr. Blank died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Sedan, Kan., the son of Merrell and Lela Hurst Blank. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1950-53, and attained the rank of Sergeant.
Mr. Blank was a professional photographer, and owned and operated Hixon Studio & Camera Shop for over 40 years. He was a member of Rotary International, and volunteered at the Lawrence Humane Society. He enjoyed tennis, water skiing at Lake Dabinawa, and was a lifeguard at Jayhawk Plunge. He enjoyed animals, especially his dogs, and most importantly spending time with family.
He married Elaine L. Modrell on June 25, 1950, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Rob, Lawrence, and Randall and wife Betty, Lodi, Calif;, a daughter, Sheri Robertson, Houston; three grandchildren, Kimberly Green, and Madelyn and Julia Blank; and one great grandson, Kollin Green.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.