Robert had been a resident of Great Bend since 1980, coming from El Dorado. He had worked for White and Ellis Drilling in El Dorado until they moved him to Great Bend until 1998, having then working for Sioux Tank, LLC until he retired in 2015. He was united in marriage to Peggy Lietzke on April 17, 1972, in El Dorado. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, water skiing and traveling. Robert loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include wife, Peggy of the home; daughter, Kathy Schwanke and husband Jason of Davenport, OK.; one brother, Rocky Kasper of El Dorado; six sisters, Eulalah Ann, Louise, Joan, La Verta, Carol and Emma; sister-in-law, Nancy Kasper; five grandchildren, Sarah, Ryan and Emma Schwanke, Brody and Kye Kasper. He was preceded in death by one son Robert Jr. and two brothers, Daniel and Kenneth Kasper.
Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 18, 2019, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend, with Rev. Larry Schumacher officiating. Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. Wednesday April 17, 2019, at Bryant funeral Home.
Memorial fund has been established with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.