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.
Messages & Condolences
Dear Elaine and family,
As stated I had just visited outside of Dillon’s on 23rd with Bob just last week, so my vision of him is fresh in my mind and how I will always remember him, that last time I saw him and we both joked and he smiled. What an encouraging guy! Very pleased to get to talk to you and your children. My deepest sympathy and respect for all of you are so great and of course remind us of Bob. You are his continuation now – and I know that you know how much he was regarded by so many people, along with each of you.
Dear Elaine — Bev and I are so sorry for your loss and realize you and Bob have had a long and difficult battle. We hope the pain of the loss begins to subside soon and that the fond memories of your years together will provide a growing blanket of comfort. Our best, Bev and Bill Mayer
sorry about the lost of your family member Verner L newman IV you all especially robbie probably remember me as BUB again my condolence been a long time but i still remember. SORRY!
Dear Elaine, so sorry to hear of Bobs death. He will be greatly missed.
my prayers and thoughts are with you as you go thru the days to come.
My deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss. There simply are no words so hugs and prayers are with you at this very sad time. I have many happy memories of times spent at your very welcoming home when we were teens!
Dear Elaine and Family,
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. As with
you we celebrate his life.
We are out of the country untl late February but upon our return will make a contribution to the Humane Society in his memory.
Donna and Harold
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