Robert ‘Bob’ William Trendel, 86, Topeka: Jan. 17, 1932 – March 15, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert “Bob” William Trendel, 86, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Wichita, Kan., passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Quenemo, Kan., the son of William Clifford Trendel and Dorothy O. (Tyner) Trendel.

He graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1950. Bob later served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955; his overseas station was at Fairbanks, Alaska. Bob was a sales person for a variety of companies during his career.

He married Evelyn Stuard on Dec. 31, 1955, in Aledo, Texas. Evelyn preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 2005. His daughter Patricia Ann Smith also preceded him in death.

Bob is survived by a son, William “Bill” Trendel and his wife, Meg, of Olathe, Kan.; his siblings, Wilma Marie DeWilde and Betty Jean Easterling, both of Topeka; and four grandchildren, Thomas Joseph Trendel (Elise), James David Trendel, Amanda Jane Trendel and Jessica Ann Trendel, all of Olathe.

A memorial service will be at Davidson Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23. Private family internment will be held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita.

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