Robert Wallentine

Robert "Bob" Phillip Wallentine passed away peacefully on August 3, 2022 surrounded by family. He was born on March 3rd, 1958 in Fairmont, Minnesota to loving parents, Robert and Ann Wallentine. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Lorrie Wallentine, on July 31st, 1981. As Bob would say, he and Lorrie had many years of "wedded bliss" which he would say with sarcastic undertones, but anyone who saw Bob and Lorrie together knew they were devoted to one another and loved each other fiercely.

Bob lived the American dream. With an associate's degree, he started out working in auto shops, building grain elevators, and climbing telephone poles and ultimately worked his way up to management at Kansas Fiber Network. As his children would tell you, asking a simple question of, "What is fiber?" would turn into a 30-minute lecture. His children can confirm they still don’t know what fiber is.

Bob was a man of many talents. He was an award-winning chef, a master craftsman, and an outdoorsman who enjoyed a good camping and hunting trip. He found a lot of joy in being out in nature, especially if it was riding the motorcycle through the Rocky Mountains with Lorrie. Incidentally, he was a talented photographer who captured a lot of life's moments in stunning display. Bob also had the talent of taking a simple yes/no question and turning it into a 60-minute informative presentation.

Bob was never the loudest person in the room, but his presence was always felt. He had a knack for forming personal, loving relationships with every person he knew. Whether it was with the girls at Scooter's coffee, his pulmonary rehab nurses, providers at the Cancer Center or one of his many coworkers over the years, he was much more than a customer, patient, or coworker. He was a friend.

Bob found a lot of joy in his three beautiful grandbabies. Through the health battles he faced over the last several years, no matter how he was feeling physically, seeing Rosie, Milo, and Noah would bring a smile to his face. Bob became a centerpiece in the lives of the young Wallentine kiddos and earned the honored title of "Papa". Though the kids are young, Bob's legacy will live on and many cherished memories will be shared so they always remember the love their Papa had for them. 

To his family, he provided many laughs, lots of advice, and a steady hand whenever needed. He was the foundation all could rely on. The tremendous loss we feel in his absence is a testament to how well he lived and loved. As a man of faith, Bob knew he would be greeted by his loved ones in heaven. We know Lorrie was waiting to greet him with a big Chapman hug and we find immense comfort in knowing Bob & Lor are together in heaven. Those of us who love him who are left here on Earth can find comfort in that Bob will be waiting for all of us to join him someday, probably waiting on us with a home-cooked meal, a bag of clubs, or a campfire.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Lorrie Wallentine, and father, Robert Wallentine Sr. Bob is survived by his mother, Ann Wallentine, brother, Jeff Wallentine, sister Lisa (Dean) Wendell and sons, Jacob "Bubba" (Kylee) Wallentine, Joshua "Whopper" (Maddie) Wallentine, and grandbabies Rosie, Milo, and Noah Wallentine. Services will be held Saturday, August 13th at 10 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church located at 842 N Tyler Rd, Wichita, KS 67212.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made in Bob's honor to the Olive Branch at 4430 E Aztec Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335.


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