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Robert “Rob” Keyser

October 17, 2018

Robert Keyser born on July 6, 1945. He passed away October 17, 2018 after a brave battle with Lung Cancer.  He was the son James Farrington Keyser and Margaret Martha Ballard of Salt Lake City Utah.


Rob was married to Beverly Kasper on May 18, 2010 in Eureka Springs Arkansas


Robert is survived by two children, Andrew Keyser of Fayetteville NC and Meghan Keyser of Wichita Ks. He was also loved by Beverly’s children especially Jeff whom he loved as a son. He was the fourth youngest of five children. He is preceded in death by his father and mother and recently by his brother Michael who came to say goodbye here in Newton Kansas. His brother Paul of Salt Lake City UT, sister Martha of North Myrtle Beach SC, and youngest brother Bill of Sugar Land TX.


He was an active member of Newton Christian Church, but his favorite activity was Meals on Wheels for Newton Kansas.


Robert served in Navy as an avionics expert during Vietnam. He distinguished himself at Boeing Company for over 30 years and has been retired for over 12 years.


His favorite colors were Navy Blue, His favorite song with “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden, he loved the mountains especially Glacier National Park and Tetons. His oldest brother Michael and he loved golfing and fishing together which he passed on to his younger brother Bill.


A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21st at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with The Reverend Amos McCarthy presiding. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.


Memorials are suggested to Homecare and Hospice of Reno County in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


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2 thoughts on “Robert “Rob” Keyser

  1. Fair winds and following seas sailor.
    “Boatswain… Standby to pipe the side… Shipmate’s going Ashore…”

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

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