Robert Allen Atkeisson

November 4, 1923April 26, 2018

Major Robert Allen Atkeisson (Ret. U. S. Army)

Robert Allen Atkeisson, (94) formerly of Independence, Missouri passed away April 26, 2018 in Wichita, KS. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 1, at 11:00 am at McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home, Kansas City Missouri. Burial will be in Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Missouri. Visitation will be one hour before the Funeral Service.

Major Atkeisson was born November 4, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, one of five children of James and Clara Allen Atkeisson. Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Ruth Ann Sturgess Atkeisson. Surviving are sons Roger Atkeisson (& wife Laurel) of New Braunfels, TX, Raymond Atkeisson (& fiancé Jeannee) of Aurora, CO, and Randal Atkeisson (& wife Elizabeth) of Wichita, KS. Also, surviving are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Major Atkeisson enlisted in the U. S. Army at the age of eighteen in July of 1942 during World War II and served as a Combat Engineer in the Pacific Theater from Australia to Japan. After the War, he was a member of the Missouri National Guard, and retired as a Major with over 25 years of service. He also worked for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U. S. Air Force before retiring in 1981. He held commercial radio licenses, and Amateur Radio Operators License, W0AT for over 75 years.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Robert Allen Atkeisson

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Ted Cramer

May 1, 2018

Bob was Chief Engineer at radio station KIMO, Independence when I went to work there in the 50s.

He was incredibly talented and resourceful. He had an infectious laugh I'll never forget and it was a joy to work with him.

Absolutely one of the best in the business and an outstanding human being.