I didn't know Bob or any of the Foote family.
I actually grew up in Spring Hill. Drove back and forth between the highways through Bucyrus. And my husband and I were married in Wea at Queen of the Holy Rosary by Father Schepers. All of that time I'd see the Foote (and Guetterman) name.
Thank you for sharing Bob's story. What a beautiful legacy he's left for his family for generations to come.
My favorite memory takes place in the late 90’s at the St Joe Stockyards. I was selling steers and Bob was sitting behind me buying corn on the phone and my cattle with the other hand. After placing the winning bid to purchase my steers he held the phone to his shoulder and said to me “young man, would you like me to write that check to the Chevrolet dealer?” I replied “no sir, it better be to the bank.” My father knew Bob because my family had sold him cattle for many years and we still do to this day. Thank you Bob, Gregg, Scott, Brad and families. Bob was a good man that will be greatly missed by so many. Prayers to you all.
I only knew Bob later in is life, for a short time. I was his physical therapist over the past year. Him and his family left an impression on my life. From conversations about kstate (I always got a hard time from him being a KU grad) to learning about his family's achievements (both kids and grandkids). One thing I learned about Bob was that he was stubborn at times, but in the end he was really just a big teddy bear with a warm heart. There was nothing he loved more than his family. I am blessed to have worked with him.
Gail and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing! It has been many years since I worked with your family as a banker. Bob and all of you were always so gracious when I would stop by and I have many great memories from those times. Bob's obituary was a great tribute and you should all be proud of the successes you've had and the legacy Bob leaves behind.
We were introduced to the Foote family at a basketball game with Scott Foote’s son Charlie. We feel so fortunate to call them friends and for the great memories that we and our children have with them! We met Bob at Andrew’s graduation and immediately knew how much he cared for his family as he glowed with pride. We shared stories on feeding cattle and our families. He was a one-of-a-kind man that will be truly missed. His legacy will shine through his family forever. Bob has raised a great family and instilled in them the values important to this life. May God embrace the Foote family with comfort in this loss.
I was always able to learn something from Bob, many mention his character and that is one of his gifts I admired the most, He was tough but He was straight He did not pick who he was tough with, everyone had to bring something to the table. If something was wrong he would start at the top and make his way down to make sure everyone understand what needed to be done and for a 20 some year old that was gold, today I can sure say I'm better man because I listen and hope everyone can find peace with such loss, May God bring peace and rest to Him and his family
Gail, Scott, Brad, Greg and Families,
Bob was certainly a legend in the cattle business and known across the country for his passion. He was one of the best! Not only was he serious about the cattle business, family was just as important to him, and not only his, but others. Almost every phone call I had with Bob, he was always interested in knowing how Judy, our kids or the grandkids were doing…. he went out of his way to come to one of our son’s Washburn football games, our son’s wedding, and Judy’s dad’s funeral – family connections were important to Bob, just as relationships were in the success of his cattle business. I am very grateful for the past 15 years I have been employed with the Foote Family and being a part of this legacy that will continue for the future generations with the foundation Bob built. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. May you have comfort in knowing this loss is only temporary until the day we are rejoined with Bob.
My sister's and I only know Mr. Foote though our brother Tim (Coach Lil) and his time at St Thomas Aquinas. He spoke so highly of Mr. and Mrs. Foote that I felt that we knew them and all their boys. One of the fun memories we have is the Lineman Steak breakfast for the football team Tim loved that event and looked forward to it every year, I think it was just to sit around and talk to Mr. Foote. The Foote family was so nice to our brother over the years that we want to say thank you for everything. We will be praying for you and May God hold you in the Palm of his Hand at this time.
To the Foote family sorry to hear about Bob he was an outstanding man that I got to know over the last 20 years, I will always remember him giving me heck about my long hair and what an outstanding loader operator he thought I was. But unfortunately the thing about the long hair will continue when he passed it on to his son Gregg, I want to thank the Foote family for everything they have done for me and the community of Hoxie. Prayers to the the family and Bob will be dearly missed.
I'm sorry to hear this news!
Mr (Bob) Foote was bigger than life, always respected his cattle drivers,( if you deserved it), and treated you like "family".
This family was my second home and always treated me with the respect, as long as you respected them.
All the boys, Scott, Brad and Greg were always good to me, and I could never be more proud to work for such a great family, and know all of them, and how they treated me.
Mrs Foote, I'm in awe, what a legacy you and Bob have all created, I'm proud to have been a part of that creation.
Sincerely, Jack Bartmus.