Mass of Christian Burial for Robert Nicholas “Bob” Gauthier, 55, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Private burial will be held at a later date at Matfield Green Cemetery in Matfield Green, KS. He died Monday, August 12, 2013 at his home.
Robert was born July 8, 1958 in Williston, ND the son of John Carl and Leta (Lanning) Gauthier.
He served in the US Navy. He graduated from Kansas Technical Institute in Salina and also attended the University of Kansas.
He was a computer programmer for Allen Press for 16 years. He formerly worked for E and E Display Group for 10 years also as a computer programmer.
He married Gail Ann Johnson on December 7, 1985 in El Dorado, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Lindsay and Rachel of the home; his parents, Mesa, AZ; three sisters, Mary Jo Peterson and husband, Steven, Rockford, IL, Nancy May and husband Don, Towanda, KS, Jill Lingle and husband Soapy, Juneau, AK; two brothers, Rodney Gauthier and wife, Mary, Juneau, AK, Greg Gauthier and wife Robbyn, El Dorado, KS; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn and Jackie.
A parish rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. with a visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Douglas County Special Olympics or Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of the mortuary.