Robert Eric Kristiansen 1955 - 2011 Lawrence

Paid family tribute

Memorial service for Robert Eric Kristiansen, 55, Lawrence will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
November 18, 1955 – February 27, 2011
Bob passed away Sunday after his valiant six year fight against non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Bob was born in Cheektowaga, NY. He grew up in Hamburg, NY and was a life-long fan of the Buffalo Bills. Bob earned an Associate’s Degree from Alfred State College. He was a mechanical/electrical designer for Sikorsky Aircraft Company, in Stratford, CT. On March 26, 1988, Bob married Sue, in Terryville, CT. Bob also taught drafting at Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in Torrington, CT.
Bob and Sue have 2 daughters, Katie and Kelly. For the past 13 years, Bob was a full-time Dad to Katie and Kelly. In 1998, the family moved to Southern California, living in Rancho Santa Margarita and then Carlsbad. Bob and his family moved to Lawrence, KS in July 2002. Bob was recognized as the Friend of Education for Langston Hughes Elementary School for the 2004/2005 school year.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Doris Moen, and his sister, Nancy Puehler. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Grace Hospice. Bob was a wonderful person, a loving spouse, a devoted father and a trusted friend. He will be missed.

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.