Robert Eugene Raymer
1929 - 2021
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Robert E. "Bob" Raymer, 91, Topeka, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Kelly House Nursing of Topeka.

Bob was born October 8, 1929 in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Grady and Mabel (Marcum) Raymer. He graduated from North High School in 1949, and attended Kansas University on a football scholarship. Bob married his loving wife Diane on October 24, 1952, and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in 2020. He was in the Army Reserves (89th division of the Signal Corps as a Master Sergeant) for nine years during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in December of 1959.

Bob is survived by his wife Diane; children Marcia Weckbaugh (Gary) and Robert C. Raymer (Dea), both of Topeka; five grandchildren, Brandon Weckbaugh (Amanda) of Lawrence, KS, Cameron Raymer (Ashley) of Shawnee, KS, Clay Raymer (Lauren) of Overland Park, KS, Chelsie Weckbaugh of Topeka, and Kyler Raymer (Kendra) of Lawrence, KS; and six great-grandchildren, Theo, Lorelei, Laken, Chloe, Emery, and Easton.

Bob was a retired employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, having had 38 years of service. He retired July 1, 1987. He held various positions, beginning as a lineman and retiring as an engineer in management.

The family would like to thank the staff at Interim Hospice for the wonderful, loving care and attention given to our loved one. Nurse Deanna, we love you! Chaplain Teresa, our thanks for your visits, time, and prayers. They meant so much. Thank you as well to the Kelly Home Nursing staff - and to Sara Quall, one of Bob's homecare givers - thank you and God bless.

There will be a private (due to Covid) family graveside service and inurnment at Mount Hope Cemetery of Topeka. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Interim Hospice Health Care, 1251 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS, 66604.

Dove Cremations and Funerals - Southwest Chapel is assisting the family.

To leave a message for the family online, please visit www.DoveTopeka.com



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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2021.
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January 26, 2021
Many fond memories at the Raymer house “back in the day”. Mr. Raymer always had that great smile and witty personality. Hugs to the family...May peace be with you.
Janet (Hagerman) Schutter
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January 24, 2021
Rest Robert, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army.
Harry Simpson
January 24, 2021
Patti and I are so saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Raymer We both had the opportunity to have Bobby and Marcia as students as well as grandchildren Chelsie and Brandon. They were so respectful and special students and we were honored to have them in our classrooms. They are true representations of Mr And Mrs Raymer. We are thinking of your family and Mr Raymer May be gone from sight but never from the heart. Mike &Patti Goehring
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