Robert E. Flaspohler, Age: 95
Aug 20, 1924 -- Oct 28, 2019

Robert E. Flaspohler, 95, of Westwood, KS., born August 20, 1924 to Harry Flaspohler and Cecilia Borges, passed away quietly on October 28 at Benton House in Lenexa, KS.  “Bob,” as his many friends and relatives knew him, grew up in Glasgow, Missouri.   He spent many hours as a young boy hunting and fishing with his grandpa and swimming with friends in the Missouri river.  Shortly after moving to Independence to work at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant he joined the Army.  As a member of the “Greatest Generation” he served in Germany and France until the war’s end.  Following the war he attended the University of Missouri, where he graduated with a degree in Public Administration.   He was always proud to be a Missouri “Tiger.”  Shortly thereafter he married Minerva Aholt and in 1950 they moved to Kansas City in order for him to accept a job with General Motors and to start their family, retiring after 35 years.  He forged many lifelong friendships at GM and retired in 1985.  Never satisfied with just one job and always “antsy” for another challenge, he ventured into a number of other projects, including painting, construction, and rental properties.  His later years included trips to Lansing to counsel inmates returning to civilian life and working in the St. Mary’s Food Kitchen.  Bob was a long-time member of the GM Retirees Club and the Knights of Columbus.  He lived in the same house in Westwood, KS for over 50 years where he served on the City Council during the 1970s. “Grandad” was always there and ready to help when the kids and grandkids needed a helping hand with car trouble, family projects, and household repairs.  Bob was a lifelong parishioner at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roeland Park, KS where he frequently volunteered for many maintenance projects at the Church and school.  He proudly sent all four of his children to Bishop Miege High School.  Always with a smile on his face and a compliment or kind word for everyone, he will be greatly missed by his extended family.  Survivors include his wife Min, Don Flaspohler, (Nancy), David Flaspohler, Ken Flaspohler (Kim), Mary Pyle (Ed), 15 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.   Services will be held on November 9 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 5250 Mission Rd. Roeland Park, KS 66205.  A Rosary will be held at 9:00AM, followed by Visitation until the Mass begins at 10:30. 



Condolences

Stephen Scanlon Nov 03 ,2019

friends ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Min and kids- Please accept our sympathy for your loss. Bob was the most even-tempered man I've ever known...never a harsh word and always a gentle smile. We know he will be missed and his memory cherished. Peace and love to you. Steve & Vicki

Paul Rost Nov 06 ,2019

Nephew ,Niwot ,Colorado

In times like this I find I have no explanations. I have no answer to the question of why those we love the most are taken from us. I have no reasons to adequately explain why we are asked to endure such pain. What I have to offer are my thoughts of Uncle Bob. That he was a genuinely good man. That he sincerely loved his family. That he would do anything for them. That he lived a good life. That his sister, my mother, thought the best of him. I think that is enough. I only hope that is what will be thought of me when I pass. Love to you all. Especially to Aunt Min, Don, Dave, Ken and Mary.

joe Nov 08 ,2019

friend ,overland park ,Kansas

our sympathies to the family

Herb and Linda Nease Nov 09 ,2019

friend ,OVERLAND PARK ,Kansas

Flaspohler Family - we are sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was such a friendly and nice man whenever we were around him - always wanted to know how we were doing and what we'd been up to. I know you will miss him a lot and we'll be keeping your family in our prayers. Herb and Linda

Event:
Rosary
Location:
St. Agnes Catholic Church
Address:
5250 Mission Rd.
City:
Roeland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66205
Date:
Nov 09 ,2019
Time:
9:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
St. Agnes Catholic Church
Address:
5250 Mission Rd.
City:
Roeland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66205
Date:
Nov 09 ,2019
Time:
10:30 AM
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