Robert Harvey Rounds, beloved father and grandfather passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the age of 72.
Robert was born in Salisbury, Maryland to Robert Parker and Ruth Irene (Lint) Rounds.
Robert served as a clerk in the U.S. Army from 1969-1972 in the Vietnam War.
Robert worked for his father in a full-service Shell gas station from age 11-17. He attended two years of community college at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Robert worked in a zinc mine briefly in Colorado in the 70’s. Robert was a flight planner with Ozark Airlines. Robert was a computer operator, an intellectual, a music enthusiast and a fervent narrator.
Membership was held in the Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsburg.
He is survived by his eldest sister, Barbara J. Abuhl of Arlington, Washington, his 2 children, Philip Rounds and Erica Crinnigan of Franklin, Kansas, his four grandchildren, Matthew Cedeno, Steven Piper, Eliza Michelsen, and Blane Martens; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Becky Brushwood.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Fort Scott National Cemetery with Pastor Theodore Cook officiating. Graveside military rites will be provided by the U.S. Army Funeral Detail. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. A memorial will follow, the graveside services, at his home in Franklin, KS. We will welcome any memories or stories you would love to share with the family. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 22) at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 10 a.m. to sign the register. The graveside service will be livestreamed. You can view it on Robert’s obituary page at www.brennermortuary.com. Online condolences may be left on the Brenner Mortuary website. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg.