Farm Animals 17

Rodney J. Robben

March 14, 1965 ~ June 13, 2020 (age 55)


Lifelong Sharon Springs, KS resident, Rodney J. Robben, 55, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS.

He was born to Joseph O. and Daisy Fay Robben on March 14, 1965 in Cheyenne Wells, CO the youngest of 9 children.

He was united in marriage to Tamara Marie Bencken on January 4, 1986 making their home in Sharon Springs, KS.  They were blessed with three children Tyrel Robben, Teika Arnold, Tess Woodruff. 

Rodney was preceded in death by both parents Joe and Daisy Robben, brother Christie Joe and brother-in-laws Glenn Unruh and Ty Kallsen. 

He is survived by his wife Tamara Robben; three children Tyrel (Jessica) Robben, Teika (Matt) Arnold, Tess (Kirk) Woodruff; three grandchildren, Davin, Doc and Delilah; siblings Stanley and wife Rita, Penny and husband Jim, Trudy, Randy and wife Tammy, Bradley, Tracy, Joy and husband Eldon; many nieces, nephews and friends.

After graduating high school from WCHS, Rodney, also lovingly known as Totler, worked for the family farm as a rancher and farmer, where his philosophy was, “You don’t stop farming cuz it might rain.”  He often referred to himself as a Kansas Plowboy.  As a lifelong cowboy, he had a passion to work with livestock.  He took great pride in sharing his knowledge and wisdom with his kids, nieces and nephews.  During his years of ranching and farming, he also took pleasure in hauling cattle for Short & Son.  In March of 2019 he began a new career that he enjoyed very much with Plains Mountain Truck and Equipment.

Rodney was a simple hardworking man and family was the most important thing to him.  Becoming a grandfather was a major highlight in his life.  He always had the best advice and looked at things with an unbiased perspective.  Rodney was a man of action and few words. “You do whatcha gotta do and just get it done.”  He was lighthearted with an inviting smile and didn’t know a stranger.  His love for cartoons and silly songs, along with his mischievous sense of humor brought delight to all those around him.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rodney J. Robben, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
June 18, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Events Center at the Fairgrounds in Sharon Springs
Ramon Street
Sharon Springs, KS 67758

Graveside Service
June 19, 2020

10:30 AM
Sharon Springs Cemetery
1605 KS Hwy. 27
Sharon Springs, Kansas 67758

Please note
Everyone is Welcome, so Please come and share your stories and memories of Rodney.


Rodney Robben Memorial Fund
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

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