Longtime Sherman County resident, Robert Daise, 92, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Topside Manor in Goodland, KS.
Robert (Bob) Daise, son of George and Frances Daise, was born October 17, 1926 on the Daise Homestead in Grant Township, Sherman County, Kansas.
He attended school at a rural school near his home (District 51, Union School) and graduated from Sherman Community High School, Goodland, KS, with the class of 1944.
He enlisted in the Maritime Service in 1944 and served on active duty until 1961. He returned home and started farming and continued farming until he retired.
He was employed by the U.S.D.A. Farm Service Agency since 1958. Robert probably measured every field in Sherman County at one time or another as well as many of the grain bins, in addition to other assigned duties.
As a youngster, he was active in 4-H and was a charter member of the Grant Boosters 4-H Club.
Robert was a member of the Goodland Elks Lodge and the Goodland Knights of Columbus. The Council recently observed their 100th anniversary and recognized Robert with a plaque for 72 years of membership.
Robert took classes in Emergency Medical Technician beginning in 1994, and was named EMT of the Year for the State of Kansas in 2002 at age 76. He assisted with the training of many EMTs over the years.
He was an avid square dancer and enjoyed dancing for many years. In recent years he has been a passionate Bridge player as well as Pinochle and Pitch.
Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Frances Daise, brothers Eugene and Francis Theodore, one sister, Kathryn and her husband Jack Fay. In addition to his brother, Father Richard, those left to mourn are his sister-in-law Caroline Daise, nephews Daniel and David Daise, nieces Shirley (Russ) Poole, Mary and Debra Daise, three great-nephews and one great-great niece as well as many friends throughout western Kansas and eastern Colorado.