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Robert Newkirk 1939 - 2021
Robert “Frank” Newkirk

HOISINGTON — Robert “Frank” Newkirk, 81, of Hoisington, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at Clara Barton Hospital due to a sudden illness.

A longtime resident of Hoisington, Frank was born Feb. 24, 1939, the son of Forrest and Elizabeth (Korf) Newkirk.

He joined the Air Force Feb. 29, 1956 to Feb. 28th, 1962. Frank was stationed at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo., San Diego, Calif., Pang Yang Do, Korea and Charleston, S.C.

He married Karen Collier in 1963 and later divorced. He married Sandy Carr in 1970.

Frank is survived by a sister, Betty Davis of Edmond, Okla.; a brother, Donald (Mouse) and Diane (Cuda) of Great Bend, Kan.; his children, Deborah (Debi) and Larry von Lintel of Goodland, Travis of Hoisington and Richard of Great Bend; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Beth) and Tom Sykes of Wichita, Robert (Bobby) and Amanda Rarick of Houston, Texas, Kari Rarick of Hill City, Kan., Jessica Scheuerman of  Arlington, Kan., Jeree Scheuerman of Hoisington; and 11 great grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sandy; son, Scott Scheuerman; two sisters, Lucille Stout and Georgia Dyer; two brothers, Jim (Hambone) Newkirk and Gene (Gizmo) Newkirk.

A memorial will be held on May 29, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hoisington Cemetery with Military Honors for Frank Newkirk. 

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 23, 2021