Robert Newton Oshel, 82, Louisburg, Kansas passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Overland Park Regional, Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913-856-7111). Burial to follow at Antioch Cemetery, Spring Hill, Kansas. Visitation will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Area of Aging. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Robert was born October 21, 1936 in DeSoto, Kansas to Lester Edward Oshel and Elsie Vernice Aletha (Hall) Oshel. He grew up in Edgerton and lived in Wellsville and Ottawa before moving to Louisburg to be near his family. Robert was a hard worker; he dropped out of school at the age of 16 to help support the family. On November 10, 1956, Robert married Rosalie Fern Stark in Olathe, Kansas. He worked in construction as a heavy machine operator and a material handler at Central Fiber Insulation, Wellsville, Kansas. He was also known for his skills as a farm hand. He was always busy working on the farm. Robert loved watching country and western movies, especially those with John Wayne, He loved listening and dancing to country music, camping and just spending time with his family and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rosalie, son Bryan Oshel, and siblings: Dee McDaniel, Joe Oshel, Boyd Oshel and Pee Wee Oshel. He is survived by children: Robert (Christine) Oshel, Topeka, Kansas, Gary (Melissa) Oshel, Ottawa, Kansas, David (Kaye) Oshel, Ottawa, Kansas, Leeanna Walker (Brad Teig) Osage City, Kansas, Sharon Allred, Lawrence, Kansas, Sharyl (Bryan) McConnell, Louisburg, Kansas, siblings: Lauralee Miller, Rantoul, Kansas, Lois Wynes, Osceola , Missouri, Sharon Jacoby, Ottawa, Kansas, and Keith Oshel, Snowflake, Arizona, 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.