George Bernard Robare, Age :61
Oct 02,1958---May 11,2020

George Bernard Robare, 61, of Bonner Springs, KS, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Bernie was born October 2, 1958, in Lanstuhl,  Germany. Bernie served in the United States Marine Corps.  He was a correctional officer at the Lansing Correctional Facility for 36 years.  Bernie was a Referee for the State of Kansas during volleyball and basketball seasons.  He enjoyed bowling (he bowled two 300 games), camping, gardening, poker nights with his friends, tinkering with his cars, counted cross stitch, stain glassing and spending time with his family.  He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Susan  Robare, daughter Rachel Robare, 6 siblings; Ann (David) Heitzelman, Dorothy (Dan) Steeno, Donald (Deborah) Robare, Marjorie "Cookie" Robare, Monica Gray, Cathy Robare and many extended family members and friends.   



Condolences

Kathy Jester May 13 ,2020

Cousin-in-Law ,Wichita ,Kansas

Heartfelt sympathy to the Bernie Robare family who have shown such great strength over the past several years. I have enjoyed Bernie’s company at so many Wichita-KC Cousin reunions at the lake for the last 30+ years. For me -- Bernie lives on as an inspiration and example of how to live life head-on and gracefully. Prayers and hugs.

Barbara crouse May 13 ,2020

Friend ,McLouth

I had many wonderful years working with George. Never once did he ever lose his cool around inmates or staff. He alway give his advice to help officers on the range an gave new staff all the ins an outs of working shift .You could alway count on him for help on the job or off. George was a gentleman with High morals an a extremely caring personality RIP George your job is done Your little pal Kitty

Candice Roberts May 13 ,2020

Susan and Rachel, I am so sad to hear of Bernie's passing. You both are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family with peace and love.

Sherrie Powell May 13 ,2020

Co-Worker/Friend ,Lansing ,Kansas

He was A Great 1ST Sergeant, Friend and one you can TRULY COUNT ON. He will be MISSED.

Pam and Larry Jones May 14 ,2020

Cousin in law ,Olathe

Our family is deeply saddened by Bernie’s passing. Bernie was a part of the Porter family for many years and will be greatly missed. May Susan and Rachel find comfort and cherish many happy memories of Bernie. 🙏💕

Carolina Foster May 14 ,2020

Longtime Family Friend ,Sugar Creek ,Missouri

I went to church with Bernie, Susan, and Rachel. They became a second family for me. I spent many nights and summer days with them. Bernie was always there to make people happy. He was dedicated and a hard worker. He always was there with a helping hand. I'm going to miss him being there. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Jani Graf Christoffersen May 14 ,2020

Friend ,leavenworth ,Kansas

I grew up around the corner from the Robare Family and went to school with Ann, Dorothy, Don, and Bernie. He was in my sister Becci's class. So sad to hear of his passing. The Holiday Hills kids knew each other well. My sincere sympathies for your loss. God Bless. Jani Graf Christoffersen

James Spear May 14 ,2020

Friend/Co-worker. ,Lansing ,Kansas

I am so sorry for you loss! George was friend, Co-worker and a man I played poker with and went camping with. I will miss him very much.

Victor May 14 ,2020

Acquaintance ,Lansing ,Kansas

I really didn't know Bernie all that well. When I was a sophomore in high school my parents bought a house a few blocks from where his family lived. My friends and I often hung out on the street where his family lived and I would see him occasionally out playing around. His older brother Don was in my class. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing and am praying for all of his family.

Allison Adebiyi May 15 ,2020

Wife of second officer that passed ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I hope and pray that the family will heal from the aftermath of this deadly virus that took the lives of our family members. God bless rest in heaven

Father William McEvoy May 15 ,2020

A Pastor ,Lansing ,Kansas

On behalf of Saint Francis de Sales Parish in Lansing, I want to express to all of Bernie’s family members and friends our prayers and support. We always pray for all who work in or live in LCF daily. Blessings + Father Bill

Heather Peters May 15 ,2020

Worked with him ,platte city ,Missouri

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great officer! He was super knowledgeable and very nice. I remember relieving him all the time in the minimum and he would never leave until all my questions were answered and if I had any concerns. I'll miss him for sure.

Jon Yingst May 18 ,2020

Brother-in-Law ,Whiting ,Kansas

Bernie was taken from his family and friends way to early. His absence will be felt by many people. I will always remember my first motorcycle ride. Bernie was dating Susan and had a motorcycle at that time. He gave me my first thrilling ride. Quite a thrill for a young kid. Bernie was always willing to help out with any project. He helped my parents tremendously when they were older and unable to do some of the maintenance on their home. He always jumped in, worked hard and really made it possible for them to stay in their home for many years. He was one of the hardest working people I knew. He also made many beautiful counted cross stitch projects for our family as well. I'm so sorry he was taken from us too soon. I pray for peace and comfort for Susan and Rachel. May the many cherished memories bring you some comfort.