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ROBERT JAMES "BOB" TUCHSCHERER

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Robert James "Bob" Tuchscherer, age 67, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at his home.

Bob was born on June 20, 1942, in Breckenridge, Minn., the son of Sylvester "Tuck" and Isabel Tuchscherer.

While attending Anamoose High School, he was a four-sport athlete.

In 1960, he attended North Dakota State School of Science where he played three sports. The next year, he transferred to North Dakota State University where he played basketball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1966.

Bob moved to Manassas, Virginia, where he worked as a pharmacist for six years. There he met his wife, Marti, whom he married on Aug. 30, 1969.

They later moved to Fort Scott where he owned and managed the original Fort Scott Wal-Mart Pharmacy for 25 years as well as Vista Pharmacy until it was sold in 2009.

Bob and four partners formed the True Quality Pharmacy Corporation based in McKinney, Texas. They acquired 74 pharmacies in five different states.

For nearly 20 years, Bob and his family showed Appaloosa horses all over the United States, winning many national and world championships.

An avid cattleman, fisherman and hunter, one of his hunting highlights was his 30 day safari trip to Africa in 2003.

He enjoyed instructing young kids about wildlife and the outdoors. Many school children and 4-H groups visited his vast taxidermy collection.

Bob was a faithful fan who enjoyed attending Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College sporting events.

He served on the Tri-Valley Development Board. He was a member of Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club and the Elks Lodge. He was also a field instructor for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas.

Bob is survived by his wife, Marti, of the home; daughters, Laura Garzone and husband, Chris, Pittsburg, Kan., April Meyer and husband, Ryan, Winfield, Kan., and son, Ryan, Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Haley, Austin, Molly and Tyler Garzone and baby Meyer who is due in August.

Also surviving are three brothers, John Tuchscherer, Alexandria, Va., Jim Tuchscherer and wife, Gerd, Lino Lakes, Minn., and Marc Tuchscherer and wife, Paulette, Anchorage, Alaska; two nieces and one nephew.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Sylvester and Isabel Tuchscherer.

Father Darin May will conduct Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

Interment will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

The rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel with visitation following.

Memorials are suggested to the NDSU School of Pharmacy or the St. Mary's Catholic School and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.