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Robert Alexander Prouty

December 1, 2014

Life Sketch for Robert Alexander Prouty


Robert “Bob” Prouty, 65, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.


Bob was born on March 31, 1949 to Bob and Mildred (Seltenreich) Prouty in Newton, Kansas.


Bob was a 1967 graduate of Newton High School. He trained and worked as a skilled machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was a former president of Local Lodge 1992. For many years he played baseball with summer leagues in Newton. Bob was kind and generous and extended care and concern to those less fortunate.


He is survived by his mother: Mildred Prouty; aunt:  Margaret Smith; and uncle and aunt: Floyd and Gerrie Seltenreich; cousin: Kevin Smith; and three cousins: Alex, Lori and Larry.


He was preceded in death by his father: Robert Lewis Prouty.


Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Friday, December 5th at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel.  A visitation is planned for Thursday, December 4th, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Petersen Funeral Home.  Burial will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.


A memorial has been set up for the Harvey County Homeless Shelter, Inc.. 900 W. Broadway, Building 7, Newton, Kansas 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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2 thoughts on “Robert Alexander Prouty

  1. Bob was so very kind hearted. I have known him and his family since I was a little girl. He was one of a kind! My thoughts and prayers go to his family at this time of sorrow. I know Bob/Robbie is being his fun loving self once again, no pain, no suffering. I will miss him. He was truly a very loved person by all who he touched and knew. RIP Bob.

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