Robert Dale "Grub" Lothman, 69, died Oct. 22, 2013, at South Wind Hospice House, Pratt. He was born Dec. 10, 1943 in Depew, Okla., the son of Louis "Whitey" and Marie (Hamby) Lothman.
Dale grew up in Optima, Okla. He spent time in Guymon and Hooker, Okla. He graduated from Hooker High School in 1962. He was a mechanic, working on autos, aircraft and natural gas compressors. Work led him to live in Wichita, Kan., Drummond, Okla., and Haviland, Kan. since 1973.
His memberships include the First Assembly of God, Pratt, and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
On August 6, 1961 Dale married Susan Powell in Gruver, Texas. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Ty and wife Mary Lothman and Kendal and wife Lorena Lothman, all of Haviland; 10 grandchildren, Finice and wife Jennifer McCarley, Tyler McCarley, Pake and wife Andy McCarley, Cody Lothman, Rance Lothman, Wyatt Lothman, Boyd Lothman, Roy Lothman, Brayden Lothman, and Cash Lothman; three great-grandchildren, Jade McCarley, Jordan McCarley and Kaden McCarley; and a sister Loraine Nester, Bridgeport, W. Va.
He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Lothman; mother, Marie Hardy; stepfather, Olin Hardy; a brother, Leon Lothman and a son, Earl Wade Lothman.
Funeral services and celebration of Dale's life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Haviland Friends Church, Haviland with Pastors Billy Simar and Donnie Hinshaw officiating. Burial will follow in Soldier Creek Cemetery, Belvidere. A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday at Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg.
Memorials are suggested to South Wind Hospice House in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, KS 67054.