May 13, 2021
Robert E. “Bob” Watson, the son of Harlow Woodrow Watson and Merle Marie (Finch) Watson, was born Jan. 21, 1947, in Santa Maria, Calif., and died on May 3, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Health, Topeka, Kan., from complications because of pneumonia at the age of 74 years, 3 months, 11 days.
Bob attended grade school in Lovewell, and graduated from Mankato High School in 1965. He then attended Kansas State University at Manhattan until he entered the U.S. Army. Bob served during the Vietnam War in artillery until his honorable discharge. He was a designated disabled veteran. He returned to K-...