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Robert W. “Bob” Cassity 1943 - 2021
Robert W. “Bob” Cassity,

HOISINGTON — Robert W. “Bob” Cassity, 78, died Oct. 12, 2021, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born April 16, 1943, in Garnett, Kan., the son of Wilmer R. “Buck” and Esther D. (Burlingham) Cassity. Bob graduated from Garnett High School in 1961 and attended Ft. Hays State College.  

On Dec. 13, 1967, he married Margie Bennett in Miami, Okla. 

Bob and Margie moved from Garnett to Hoisington in 1975, where they owned and operated Central Kansas Cheese Plant for many years. A jack of all trades, Bob also worked in plumbing, heating and air for A&F Enterprises Inc. Most recently he was known for the Cassity Bait Shop and was a local favorite on the trade radio known as Catfish Bob. 

He served for six years in the Army National Guard and was a member of the American Legion Post #48 of Garnett, Kan. He was president of the Hoisington Little League where he also coached his boy’s teams for several years. 

Bob was an animal lover, who never turned an animal away, and will be missed by his many fur babies. He was an avid gardener, fisherman, and outdoorsman. Most especially he loved his grandchildren and loved spending time with them, taking them fishing and camping, gathering nightcrawlers and telling them stories. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Margie Cassity of the home; three sons, Kevin Cassity of Hoisington, Craig Cassity and wife Julie, and Brandon Cassity, all of Wichita; sisters, Vera Storer of Hays, and Helen Miller of Garnett; and his forever cherished grandchildren who called him “Papa”, Tyler, Tanner and wife Allie, Hannah, Cailyn and Katie. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Herman “Bud” Cassity; sisters, Jeanne Lankard and Marjorie “Tootie” Akers, and an infant sister, Nina Ruth Cassity.

Friends may sign the book now until service. There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21st at the funeral home. Memorial service will be 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home Chapel, with Ron Bailey and Pastor Don Fisher presiding. Burial will be at a later date in Glenloch Cemetery, Garnett, Kan. Memorials may be made to Hoisington Stray Animal Fund or Kans for Kids, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 

PO Box 146 

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 17, 2021