Robert Sosna 1934-2019
Robert L. Sosna, 84, Hoyt, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at his home.
He was born Dec. 8, 1934, in Kansas City, the son of Frank and Anna Bartkoski Sosna. He graduated from Ward High School in 1953.
Mr. Sosna served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He worked for Southwestern Bell, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
He married Dorothy “Dot” Dolinar on April 7, 1956, in Kansas City. She survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Cheryl Stewart, Topeka, Denise Murray and husband Brian, Hoyt, and Susan Shumaker and husband Roger and Lori Winter, all of Topeka; two brothers, Edward Sosna, Raytown, Mo., and Donald Sosna, Overland Park; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Frank Sosna Jr.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Hoyt. Mr. Sosna will lie in state after 9 a.m. Thursday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt, where a Rosary will prayed at 6 p.m., followed by visitation until 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or Midland Care, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 280, Hoyt, KS 66440.