Robert J. Zahner, Age :73
Nov 30,1946---Oct 02,2020

Robert J. Zahner, age 73 of Lenexa, KS passed away Friday, October 2nd, 2020. He was the third child of Frank and Charlotte Zahner.  He grew up in Lenexa with his siblings, Sr. Linda, Frank Jr. (deceased), Christine, Steve, Norma, Paul and Rose.

Bob graduated from St. Joseph High School and soon after joined the army serving honorably in the Vietnam war.  Bob was married to Debra and they enjoyed 18 years very happy wonderful years together.  His career was in the sheet metal industry and for 30 years worked for two companies, C&C Heating and Cooling and City Wide.

Bob had a generous, kind and outgoing spirit, always lending a helping hand to anyone in need. He was gifted in his ability to fix absolutely anything. If he didn't have the tool to fix something, he would build the tool to fix it!  Anyone who knew Bob, knew what a perfectionist he was! This was evident in his handyman jobs and his clients so appreciated this trait. His expertise and patience were legendary!! 

Bob was blessed to have two children and four step-children. He loved them all and respected their distinct personalities.  Bob's love for life was expressed especially in family gatherings and social functions. He just loved them and looked forward to every gathering.

Bob was avid golfer and Chiefs fan. He never missed a Chiefs game and golfed every week that he could until his cancer prevented him from doing so. He certainly missed his golf buddies as much as they missed him.

Bob is survived by wife Debra and his two children, Leigh Weisbender (husband Sib), Joe Zahner (wife Maggie), Step-children, John Saul (wife Jana), Julie Saul (deceased), Jim Johnson and Lauren Johnson (partner Ryan) and nine grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Paralyzed Vets.  At this time there will be a private funeral mass for the immediate family. A celebration of life to honor Bob will be held at a later date when health and safety are not issues. 


Chris Hill Oct 04 ,2020

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Steve, Terry and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Chris

Rachel Taylor Oct 04 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Barbara ,California

Hello Deb, It has truly been a blessing to know you and Bob. The obituary says it all. Bob was incredibly kind, patient, and a joy to be around. A smile was always on his face. He used his gifts and talents to help everyone he could. Prayers for you as you move forward with your life. Peace and love, Rachel

Tammy and Terry Ruder Oct 04 ,2020

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

There are special people in our lives who never leave us. Even after they are gone. - Author Unknown Bob was one of those special people that make a difference in a person's life. He will be missed by both of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deb and the family. Love, Terry and Tammy

Jim and ginger Riehle Oct 05 ,2020

Ccusin ,Mesa ,Arizona

Our love and prayers go out to deb and all bob’s family. I know he will be missed but he is now at rest in God’s arms.

Grant & Sarah Shelnutt Oct 05 ,2020

Family friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

We are so lucky to have had so many fun memories with Bob. His generosity and love for us made us feel like family. We share your sadness and will carry his love with us always.

Steve and Rose Dusselier Oct 05 ,2020

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

We are so sorry to hear about Bob. He was always a kind and caring person. He endured a lot in his lifetime. He was a light in everyone’s life that he touched. Prayers and thoughts for the family

leroy lorenz Oct 06 ,2020

close army friend ,Independence ,Missouri

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers.. He was one of my best army friends in Vietnam. God bless Deb and all the family