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Robert Edward Wernsman Jr.

Robert Edward Wernsman Jr. Obituary
Robert Edward Wernsman Jr. LUBBOCK- Robert Edward Wernsman Jr. was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, Texas Tech University professor, mentor and friend. After fighting cancer for more than fifteen years, he passed away at home on March 15, 2015, his family at his side. He was born to Robert and Lola Wernsman on Oct. 9, 1952, in Wahoo, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Peg. He is survived by his sisters Joanne, Tracy and Beth. Robert earned his Bachelors degree from Peru State College and his Masters from Northern Arizona University. He went on to a long career in the newspaper industry. He taught for the Texas Tech University College of Media and Communication for twenty years. He was recognized with the University Student Housing Professing Excellence Award and the President's Excellence in Teaching Award. Robert also leaves behind his children and their spouses; Aaron and Scottie Wernsman, Kate and John Yoho, Rachel and Kurt Karg. In 1997, he married his best friend and the love of his life Dr. Marijane Davis Wernsman. He was blessed to be loved and welcomed by her children and their spouses, Ben and Shawna Davis and Brandy and Rolando Rodriguez. To his many grandchildren, Abigail, Zo , Konnor, Kendall, Jack, Lauren, Luke, Reese, Aidan, Aubrey, Brooklyn and Carter, he was BobBob, consummate storyteller, playmate and confidante. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, March 17 at 3:00pm at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers at 6025 82nd Street in Lubbock. Those unable to attend can access a live streaming broadcast at http://www.memorialdesigners.net. The service will be recorded and can be accessed there for ninety days. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Texas Tech scholarship being set up in his memory.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 17, 2015
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