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Robert Lee Brickell

November 24, 2019

Robert Lee Brickell, 85, died on November 24, 2019 at Via Christi St. Francis Wichita, Kansas.


Robert was born on March 24, 1934 to Robert and Dorothy (Ferris) Brickell.


He married Marilyn “Tiny” Havens on October 10, 1956 in Newton Kansas and she preceded him in death on December 14, 2010.


Robert served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve and had a long career with the railroad as a mechanic. Bobby also did mechanic work for many friends & family and many other businesses. In his younger days Bobby also worked at the Harvey County Jail as Under Sheriff for Harvey County.


While Bobby & Tiny did not have children they loved their extended family. They often took camping trips to South Fork & Creed Colorado. These trips often included their siblings, nieces and nephews.  Bobby was an avid “car guy”. He & Tiny both drove & collected many models of Hudson’s and MOPAR’s.


More recently He could be found helping out at Bob Stevensons car wash and often was seen driving in Newton in a black and white police car. In his younger years he enjoyed watching WWF wrestling and eating pizza on Saturday nights and watching car races. He was a dedicated McDonald’s customer, enjoying their hamburgers, cokes and collecting their toys, cups, glasses and beanie babies. His extended family will remember him as a warm and loving person who always told us how much he loved us.


He is survived by many nephews & nieces and great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dear friend Bob Stevenson.


Robert was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Dorothy Brickell, his only sister Doris (Brickell) Stucky and his wife Marilyn “Tiny” Brickell.


Graveside committal service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family greeting friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


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  1. I loved visiting with Bobby when he came in to pay his insurance. He talked many times about his family in CO, the jobs he was on his way to, and the 2 little neighbor girls he held so dear to his heart.

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