Robert Bridegroom Obituary

December 21, 2016

Robert Bridegroom

TOPEKA- Robert Keith “Wa-sa-too” Bridegroom, 55, of Topeka, KS passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at his home. He was born August 19, 1961 in Hammond, IN the son of Robert Frank Bridegroom and Julia Lewis.

Robert graduated from Calument High School in Indiana. He worked with electronics, loved birds and was a gun collector. Robert was also a proud neighborhood watchman and had a strong love for his nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and belonged to the Thunder Clan, his color was red.

Survivors include his mother, Julia Lewis of Mayetta; his father, Robert Bridegroom of Topeka; 4 sisters, Dorothy Kiyukan of Mayetta, Doris Cochran of Topeka, Judy Ann Bridegroom of Holton and Joycie Lynn Bridegroom of Topeka.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Bridegroom-Lawson in 2012.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton with Pastor Richard Sundermeyer officiating. The burial will follow in the Shipshee Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be given to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit