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Robert Dale “Bob” Tinkler

KSAL StaffOctober 4, 2018

Robert Dale “Bob” Tinkler, 67, died Oct 1, 2017. He was born Aug. 17, 1951 in Salina, the son of Neal and Maxine (Shirack) Tinkler.

He graduated from Southeast of Saline High School and attended K-State in Manhattan and received a degree in refrigeration from Salina Area Vo-tech. Bob spent many years driving a truck and stopping to visit family all over the country. His many interests included hunting, motorcycles, leatherworks, family dinners and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Bob is survived by his brother Duane (Rita) Tinkler, Assaria and his sisters, Margaret (Mel) Peck, Assaria and Anita (Ron) Arnold, Leon, KS. He has 6 nieces and nephews; Jason Tinkler, Karma Loughney, Christopher Peck, Jennifer Collins, Cody Arnold and Dani Arnold. Bob has 10 great nieces and nephews; Cort, Gracen, Rhett, Keagan, Nicholas, Lara, Espen, Embrey, Rylin and Chyanne.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning, October 8, 2018 at the Mentor United Methodist Church, Mentor. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Kipp. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 4 until 8:00 pm Sunday at the Ryan Mortuary, Salina, where the family will receive friends from 5 until 7 pm that evening. Memorials are suggested to the church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals. For more information or to leave condolences go to

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