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Robb R. Stewart

June 20, 2017

Robb R. Stewart 50, died June 20th 2017 at his Lehigh residence.  He was born October 11, 1966 in Newton, Kansas to Robert R. and Lois E. (Wedemeyer) Stewart.  On October 9, 1987 he was married to Julie R. Koehn at Newton, Kansas and she survives of the home. 


Robb grew up just West of Newton and he attended Hesston Schools and was in the class of 1985.  Robb worked for nearly 30 years at AGCO in Hesston, Kansas as a painter. He was a graduate of the auto body program at the Salina Vo-Tech college.  Starting at a young age Robb did not shy away from hard work.  He worked custom cutting crews for his father as well as Jake Schmidt and Jerry Redinger.


Robb and his wife moved to Lehigh 2 years ago from Newton to realize a dream of having his own shop where he could work side by side with his sons on their “classic” cars. He was a family man and was known to stop what he was doing to help out any family member or friend in need. As his boys were growing up camping and fishing trips to Marion were special bonding time with his family and friends.  He loved his three grandkids and looked forward to their visits and play time with their “papa.”


Robb greatly loved being a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and co-worker and he will be missed by all who knew him.


He is survived by his wife Julie of the home; mother Lois Stewart of Newton, KS; son Daniel and his wife Laura Stewart of LeHigh, KS; son Dylan and his wife MaKenna Stewart of Newton, KS; brother Mark B. and his wife Teena Stewart of Pineville, MO and three grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his father Robert Stewart.


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 26, 2017 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Hesston City Cemetery.


Memorials are suggested to the Good Samaritan Fund at Newton Presbyterian Manor in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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13 thoughts on “Robb R. Stewart

  1. Please find peace in knowing that he is now completely healed and full of joy. Our prayers to your family.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed . Sending you hugs and prayers.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this. He was a good friend in high school. I last saw him in Weaver Grocers and we had a good time catching up with everything. My condolences to the family, may God bless you and comfort you at this time.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Julie and the rest of the family! From Don, Doreen, Brenda, Brent and Beth Gingrich

  5. Julie, Laura, and family. My heart goes out to you all in this time of sorrow. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  6. so sorry about what happened! I have been praying for all of you at this very sad time>

  7. so sorry about what happened. He will be missed. I have been praying for all of you during this time.

  8. I remember riding back and forth from work when we didn’t have a car. He never asked for gas money. One time I was running 15 minutes late getting out of work andd Robb waited it out.
    Yes he could have left me there but he didn’t.
    I will miss you my friend.

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