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Bob GerstnerOctober 18, 2017
Robert W. "Bob" Gerstner, age 72, of Hays, Kansas died Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at his home in Hays. He was born August 18, 1945, in Hays to Richard and Florence (Arnhold) Gerstner. He married Twyla (Stang) on August 20, 1966, in Victoria, Kansas.
Bob was a high school teacher of History and Government at Gorham High School from 1967 to 1972, a Librarian at Russell High School from 1972 to 1984. In the 1980's he owned and operated the Stop 2 Shop in Ellis and Victoria from 1984 to 1995. Then from 1997 to 2010, he and his son-in-law owned G & L Tire and Automotive until he retired in 2010.
He was a 1963 graduate of Victoria High School and lived in Victoria until moving to Hays in 1998. He received his Bachelors in Education from Fort Hays State College in 1967, and received his Masters of Library Science from Emporia Sate University in 1973. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a avid reader of books, news papers fishing, the outdoors and enjoyed traveling and cruises.
Survivors include his wife, Twyla, of the home; one son, John Gerstner, Kansas City, KS; one daughter, Jackie Leiker and husband, Alan, Hays; two granddaughters, Alexyss Lynn Leiker, Lincoln, NE; Darian Rose Leiker, Wichita, KS; one brother, Richard Gerstner Jr., Sacramento, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, Kansas. Inurnment will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, at Cline's-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601 and from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M. Saturday, at St. Joseph Church.
A combined vigil and rosary will be at 7:30 P.M. Friday, at Cline's-Keithley Mortuary of Hays.
The family suggest memorial to Hays Public Library or St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Condolences can be left at guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org