Romanus Racette, Age 90

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Romanus "Bob" J. Racette, age 90, passed away on August 11, 2018 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado. Bob was born on April 12, 1928 at home in St. Joseph, Kansas to Delphos and Emma (Pelland) Racette. Bob was a graduate of Clyde High School of 1946. On September 11, 1950, Bob married Shirley Ann Resco in Clyde, Kansas. The day following their wedding, Bob was inducted into the U.S. Army. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor and great friend to many. Bob served in the Korean War and is a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. Bob worked for Kansas Power and Light Company for 38 years and retired in 1990. Bob was a dedicated member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, as well as an active member of the Knights of Columbus of Larned, KS. He was a dedicated fireman for many years at the Larned Fire Department.

Bob enjoyed traveling, spending time with friends and family, camping and fishing, and watching his grandchildren's sports and other activities. He was an avid sports fan and followed many college teams. Bob could accomplish anything that he set his mind to and was a very hard worker.

Bob is survived by his wife of 68 blessed years, Shirley Racette, Loveland, Co; his children, Larry Racette and wife Trudy, Allen, Tx; Kathy Kolb, Salina, Ks; Kevin Racette and wife Barbara, Loveland, Co; and Lori Prescott, Loveland, Co; his seven grandchildren, Ann Collins, Salina, KS, Amy Hallman (Rich), Blue Springs, MO, Brian Racette (Jenny) Valparaiso, Indiana, Julie Rembold (Dan), Allen, TX, Scott Racette, Loveland, CO, Shane Carr, Dillon, CO, Shanna Prescott, Hays, KS; and twelve great-grandchildren. He has one surviving sister, Darlene Weatherhead, Clyde, KS.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Delphos and Emma (Pelland) Racette; one sister, Jean Weatherhead; three brothers, Ronald Racette, Wilbur Racette, and Eldon Racette (infant brother), and son-in-law, Kiah Kolb.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 1:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. with a Knights of Columbus Rosary Service held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, evening at the Chaput Mortuary, Clyde, Kansas. Family will receive friends after the Rosary Service.

Mass of a Christian burial will be held 10:00 A.M., on Friday, September 7, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyde, Kansas with Fr. Steven Heina officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clyde. Military Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #7515 of Clyde.

Memorial contributions may be given to Kansas Honor Flight or Larned Fire Department in c/o Chaput Mortuary. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com

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