Robert Layton

Robert John Layton, 70 of Leavenworth, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at this home. He was born Aug. 14, 1946, in Leavenworth, Kan., the son of Woodrow and Eleanor Layton.

On June 15, 1968, Robert married Donna Dyche, she survives at the home. He is also survived by two sons, Robert (Maria) John Layton Jr., of Lansing and Danny Layton of Lansing; a sister, Joan (Jim) Manning of Lansing, Elaine (Bill) Layton of Rhode Island; three grandchildren, Brookelynn Layton, Valyssa Layton and Ventura Rangel; and three great-grandchildren, Maeve Rangel, Atticus Rangel and Kaiden Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William Layton, a nephew, William Layton Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Maria Layton.

Robert served in the Navy from 1964 to 1967 as did his father and brother. He worked for Hallmark Cards and then worked for the Veterans Administration until his retirement in 2005. Robert loved fishing and tried to go as often as possible.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.