Robert Eskel Bostrom, 71, Overbrook: Aug. 17, 1950 – July 25, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Robert Eskel Bostrom, 71, Overbrook: Aug. 17, 1950 – July 25, 2022

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Robert Eskel Bostrom, 71, went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2022, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Kit A. (Womacks) Bostrom. Bob was born Aug. 17, 1950, as an only child of Clarence J. and Gertrude A. (Jones) Bostrom.

Bob grew up in Melvern, Kan., and graduated from Melvern High School. He attended Baker University, the University of Kansas, and later Washburn University to further his education. After completing his degree at the University of Kansas, he taught at Royal Valley High School.

He married Kit A. Womacks, Oct. 4, 1975. They lived in Topeka, Kan., for several years, and then relocated to Michigan Valley, Kan.

After teaching for six years, Bob worked for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for 25 years, and served as adjunct instructor at Washburn University and Allen County Community College.

In 2006, Bob and Kit moved to Overbrook, Kan., and Bob retired from the state of Kansas to serve as a technical consultant for the Association of Public Health Laboratories. This work sent him to many countries in Africa for the next 10 years. He loved to travel and see the world so this was a great experience for him.

He and Kit raised and showed dogs for 30 plus years and were active in several all-breed kennel clubs and national breed clubs. In addition, Bob served as a licensed dog judge, taking him both locally and internationally to many shows. Bob also enjoyed being involved in several community organizations both in Michigan Valley and Overbrook. As a member of Grace Community Church, he loved serving the Lord and sharing his musical talents, singing and playing the piano and organ.

Bob will be cremated and private inurnment will be in Scranton Cemetery. A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Grace Community Church, 310 E. Eighth St., Overbrook, with visitation at 10 a.m. preceding the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, Bob would prefer memorial contributions be made in the way of Gideon Bibles to help share God’s Word around the world. Condolences can be left at

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