Obituaries Robert Eskel “Bob” Bostrom

Robert Eskel “Bob” Bostrom


OVERBROOK — Robert Eskel “Bob” Bostrom, Overbrook, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 25, 2022. He was 71.

He was born Aug. 17, 1950, the only child of Clarence J. and Gertrude A. (Jones) Bostrom. He grew up in Melvern, and graduated from Melvern High School. He then attended Baker University, the University of Kansas and later Washburn University to further his education.

Bob married Kit A. Womacks Oct. 4, 1975. They lived in Topeka for several years, then relocated to Michigan Valley.

After completing his degree at the University of Kansas, Bob taught at Royal Valley High School. After teaching for six years, he went to work for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, where he worked for 25 years, serving as an adjunct instructor at Washburn University and Allen County Community College.

In 2006, Bob and Kit moved to Overbrook, and Bob retired from the State of Kansas to serve as a technical consultant for the Association of Public Health Laboratories. This work sent him to many countries in Africa over the next 10 years. He loved to travel and see the world, so this was a great experience for him.

Bob and Kit raised and showed dogs for 30-plus years and were active in several all-breed kennel clubs and national breed clubs. In addition, Bob served as a licensed dog judge, taking him both locally and internationally to many shows. He also enjoyed being involved in several community organizations and the local church in Michigan Valley and Overbrook. Bob loved the Lord and enjoyed sharing his musical talents, both singing and playing the piano and organ.

He is survived by his wife, Kit A. (Womacks) Bostrom.

Bob is being cremated, and private inurnment will be in Scranton Cemetery. A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Grace Community Church, Overbrook. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made in the way of Gideon Bibles to help share God’s Word around the world.

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