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Robert LeRoy Lancaster

KSAL StaffJanuary 17, 2022

OVERLAND PARK – Robert “Bob” LeRoy Lancaster, 86, formally of Salina, KS, passed away on January 13, 2022, in Overland Park, KS. Bob Lancaster was born on March 20, 1935, in Winfield, KS, to George and Myrtle (Wyatt) Lancaster. He attended and graduated from Plainview High School before enlisting in the Marines. After proudly serving in the Korean War from 1954-1957, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service medal, National Defense Service Medal, and a Good Conduct medal. Shortly after the war, Bob met the love of his life, Donna in Wichita, KS. They quickly fell in love and married on November 23, 1957. It was a love that would last the next 64 years. They had 5 children together, Stephanie, Kelli, Sharla, Brad and Cheryl.

Bob spent most of his life working in the construction business where his love for building emerged. His strong work ethic, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren, led him to later start his own business, Lancaster Construction, which is still owned and operated today, by his son Brad.

Bob had a deep love for sports, especially his K-State Wildcats and Wichita State Shockers. One could easily hear his voice rise above the crowd. In his retired years he spent his days golfing at the Elks Country Club with his beloved nephew, Rob Jensen. Along with his love for golf, Bob was an avid coin collector and could never turn down a good game of poker.

Bob is survived by his wife, Donna of 64 years; his sister, Virginia Linden; his daughter, Stephanie Green and partner Greg Knight; daughter, Kelli Fugate; daughter, Sharla Belluomo and son-in-law Mark Belluomo; son, Brad Lancaster and daughter-in-law Sarah Lancaster; daughter, Cheryl Ross and son-in-law John Ross; along with 12 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N 8th St. Salina, KS 67401, with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.

In honor of Bob Lancaster’s lifelong commitment, donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital by calling (800) 213-6584 or by mailing a check to Memorial Giving 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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