Robert A. "Bob" Eller
Robert A. “Bob” Eller, 69, passed away Saturday, January 28th, in Abilene. He was born November 2, 1947 in Mitchell, South Dakota, the son of Everett M. and Bethel J. (Dahl) Eller. Growing up in Plain, Wisconsin, Bob attended local schools. He was an Army Veteran serving in Viet Nam and was awarded the purple heart. On April 15, 1978, Bob married Carolyn K. Bird. Their married life was spent in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, and Colorado before retiring in Kansas. He had been employed as a welder by the Ed Cramer and Sons Construction Company. Bob was preceded in death by a son, Ryan P. Eller, parents, two sisters and two brothers. Bob was a member of the Zion Brethren In Christ Church.
He is survived by: wife, Carolyn Eller of Abilene; two daughters, Jennifer (Eddie) Denkler and Sarah (Eli) Oliveto both of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three sons, Tim (Amy) Eller of Eugene, Oregon, Jeff Eller of Abilene, Mike (Rose) Eller of Colorado Springs, Colorado; eight grandchildren; six sisters and two brothers.
The family has chosen cremation. Memorial services will be held 10:30 AM Monday, February 6th, at the Zion Brethren In Christ Church north of Abilene with Pastor Jay Johnson officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the Zion Brethren In Christ Church. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.