Robert Stephen Wise

Orinda, California

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Our condolences to the Wise family. Bob was a kind person, a leader, and had a great sense of humor. Here's an example.

My wife and I got married at my Father's home in Wichita in 1986. We had just returned from an extended European vacation and Bob asked what hotel we were staying at in Wichita. I told him and drifted off to the reception. When we finally went to the hotel we hop in the bed; short sheeted, rice between the sheets, rice on the pillows, rice in the Kleenex...

Thank you for fond memories in Rotary and your service to humanity. You will be deeply missed.

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. It brought back such memories of my younger days in Wichita when his father and mine were in business together when we were growing up. What a nice young man he was. My best to his family.

Scott, I want to offer my heart felt condolences at the passing of your father. I will keep your family in my prayers and pray for peace and understanding for you. God Bless my friend.

Bob Wise was that rare combination of being a genius and a gentleman. He inspired the entire Kimball family while making Wichita a better community. I'm flooded today with great memories of the Wise Family in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, remembering Bob was always there with a quip and sound counsel for Steve and his pals. Bon voyage, Mr. Wise, see you on the other side so we can play a game of tennis again and laugh.


Robert's Obituaries

Wise, Robert Stephen, passed away peacefully in Walnut Creek, CA on July 16, 2013. He was born in Wichita on June 1, 1926, to Harberd Steve and Lois Edmundson Wise. Bob was a Boy Scout and the youngest in Troop 1 at the time to become an Eagle Scout. He attended Wichita North High School and upon...

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