Obituaries – July 10, 2012
Posted 343 days ago
By Associated Press
Bobby J. Claar
Bobby went home to his Lord Jesus Friday, July 7, 2012 at Kansas University Hospital.
Bob Claar was born in Garden City, Kansas on April 19, 1954 the son of Twila (Duncan) and Ralph Claar of Deerfield, KS. He graduated from high school in Deerfield, KS in 1972, and in 1975 he graduated from the Kansas Technical Institute (currently K-State Salina) in Salina, where he received 2 associate degrees- one in Computer Science and the other in Mechanical Engineering. Bob worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita from 1975 to 1979, and then moved to southwest Kansas to be part of the family farm. Bob was a computer consultant most of his life and really enjoyed working with technology. He and Janie became the owners of Claar Enterprises where he would continue with computer consulting and property management.
Bob and his wife Janie Lynn Clower were high school sweethearts in Deerfield. On June 3, 1972 they were married at the Deerfield United Methodist Church, one week after Bob returned from his high school senior trip.
Bob was a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Manhattan, and a member of the Gideons International, Manhattan KONZA camp. In 2006 Bob joined the Gideons International, which became his passion in serving His Lord and Saviour through the Gideon Ministry distributing bibles throughout the world.
Bob is survived by his wife Janie of the home; his parents Ralph and Twila Claar of Deerfield, KS; two sons, Michael Claar and his wife Larissa of Rocky Point, NC and Ben Claar and wife Stephanie, of Manhattan; one daughter, Charity Schadel and husband Jeremy of Belvue, KS; two brothers, Ron Claar and wife Chris of Deerfield, Ken Claar and wife Judy of Castle Rock, CO. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Baptist Church, Manhattan, at 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
Family request donations to Gideons International or Bob Claar Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation.