Robert Lee King
January 11, 1937 – November 9, 2018
Robert Lee “Bob” King loved life, his family and his friends, of which he had many. He never met a stranger, and he had a knack for seeing the good in people. The oldest of four children, Bob grew up in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, and worked his way through college, earning a degree in Business from Central Missouri State in 1959. He served in the 110th Combat Engineer Battalion of the Missouri Army National Guard for six years.
His love for people led him to sales and retail careers primarily in the automotive industry. He owned King’s Champion Auto stores in Ralston and Omaha for a number of years, and later built a successful business in the health insurance industry before retiring in 2007. He lived in the Omaha area since 1966 and was an active member of Westwood Church for many years.
Bob and Marge married in 2009 and moved full time to Trilogy in Peoria, Arizona, in 2012. He relished the warmer climate, saying “I never have to shovel snow again!” At Trilogy, he and Marge enjoyed a variety of activities together with friends: playing cards, bocce ball, wine club socials, and local events and excursions. He rarely missed his three-day-a-week workout at the gym nor his weekly morning coffee with the guys at the Club. They also enjoyed traveling abroad on both land and sea. Bob lived life to the fullest, he loved well, and he was loved by all.
He is preceded in death by his parents Robert King (Ruth) and Helen King; son Curtis King (Kelly); wife Joy King; and sister Martha Yeager.
Bob is survived by his wife Marjorie Koenigsman-King of Peoria, Ariz.; daughter Kara Bohannon (John) and grandchildren Patrick and Anna, of Arvada, Colo.; stepdaughters Kristin Rishel and Kari Randazzo, and grandchildren Kaitlyn, Alec and Paisley, of Omaha, Nebr.; stepchildren Lisa Bianco (Mike) and grandchildren Maggie Larsen (Ryan) and Jake Bianco (Megan), of Omaha, Nebr.; Scott Koenigsman (Helen) and grandchildren Jameson and Evan of Medford, Oregon; Jennifer Gustafson (Keith) and granddaughter Cosette of Arden Hill, Minn.; and Jessica Koenigsman of Omaha, Nebr.; brother William King (Becky) of El Dorado, Calif.; and sister Barbara King of Kansas City, Mo.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Tuesday, November 20th, at 10:00 a.m. at Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Avenue, Omaha, NE 68144. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Private inurnment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers: Financial gifts are suggested to be offered in Bob King’s name to Westwood Church.
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. It was such a pleasure to finally meet him last Thanksgiving. He will be missed.
Kara and family, so very sorry about your father’s passing. I pray you find comfort in your memories and with the help of your family ?
He will be so missed. He was such a bright light in all our lives and life to aspire to live up to. My deepest sympathy to all those touched by him. Bob – you made the world a better place.
Our sincere sympathy to your entire Famil. Sorry that we will not be able to attend the meeting service. We are visiting our family in Charlotte NC. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ray and Rolene
I can’t be there Kara, so very sorry. Your dad, my Uncle Bob was a great man and please know I’m thinking of you and your kids and the whole family, I wish I could hug you and be there for you
Margie, we are so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a beautiful man and we will miss him. We are glad that we had an opportunity to meet him several times with you. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.
Larry & Della Riedel