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Robert H. Lohse

June 26, 1945 — November 16, 2021

Robert H. Lohse, 76, of Hanover, KS, died November 16, 2021, at the Hanover Hospital. Visitation will be Sunday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hanover Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church, north of Hanover. Pastor Rodney Fritz will officiate. Arlyce Klipp will play the organ while the congregation sings “Abide with Me,” “Jesus Lead Thou On” and “Amazing Grace.” The pallbearers will be Mike Dunn, Tom Gilbertson, Jeff Lohse, John Lohse, Scott Wieters, Spencer Sutton and Ian Cook. Burial in the church cemetery. Robert was born June 26, 1945, to Walter and Eleanor (Stohs) Lohse at Odell, NE. He was baptized July 10, 1945, by Rev. Theo Kauffeld and confirmed March 22, 1959, by Rev. August Pera at Trinity Lutheran. Robert attended Trinity Lutheran School and graduated from Hanover High School in 1963. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967. He served in Vietnam in 1966 with the 716th Military Police Battalion. On August 23, 1969, he was united in marriage to Barbara Wieters by Rev. Joe Bullock at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lanham, KS. They were blessed with three children, Kim, Kurt, and Tiffany. He was employed by Prell Sales Company and Bremen Farmer’s Mutual Insurance Company, Bremen, KS. In 1977, he started employment as a loan officer at Community State Bank, Hanover and saw it transition to Citizen’s State Bank in 1996 where he continued to work until retiring in 2011. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. It was rare for he and his wife to not be in attendance at their sporting events and activities, whether it be on the sidelines at a football game, in the stands at volleyball and basketball games, at the track, or attending a soccer game, concert or program. They were always there to cheer on the Wildcats, Bluejays, Ravens, and Lady Blues. He was an avid Kansas Jayhawk and L.A. Dodgers fan, enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. He never knew a stranger; he could strike up a conversation with anyone and get to know them. Robert enjoyed hunting, gardening, doing yard work, and tending to his beautiful flower gardens and lawn. He also enjoyed Saturday morning coffee at Ricky’s and visiting with good friends. He was always up for a good game of pinochle or pitch and would be sure to offer you a cold one. He especially loved entertaining his family in Hanover for the Lohse Family Reunion. He was a proud member of the Hanover American Legion Post 306 for over 50 years. He served as past Commander and was currently serving as Adjutant. He was a member of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce and served as a board member of the Hanover Housing Authority, currently serving as board President. He was a member of the building committee in the construction of the Hanover Community Building. He was so proud to call Hanover his home. Robert was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hanover, serving on the Finance Board, as Secretary, and as Treasurer of the Church. He also volunteered on the church supper committee for numerous years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marilyn Dunn; infant brother; brothers-in-law, John Gilbertson, Robert Dunn and Edwin Pinick; grandsons, Alex and Aaron Jueneman. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of 52 years, Hanover; children, Kim (Angel) Lohse, Hanover; Kurt (Kelli) Lohse, Topeka, KS; Tiffany (Steve) Jueneman, Hanover; nine grandchildren, Kirah Lohse, Trey, Tianna, and Tessa Lohse, Jacob, Noah, Anna, Braden, and Carter Jueneman; sisters, Valeda Pinick, Pratt, KS, and Carol (Ron) Carlson, Sun City, AZ; brothers, Eldred (Carol) Lohse, Beatrice, NE, and Richard (Judy) Lohse, Louisburg, KS; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron (Mary) Wieters, Odell, NE, and Randy (Janet) Wieters, Emporia, KS; many nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. A memorial fund has been established to Trinity Lutheran Church to be designated later by the family. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary. Video of funeral for Robert Lohse To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert H. Lohse, please visit our flower store.

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