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Rob Hett

Services will be June 2 for James “Rob” Hett, 55, of Marion.

Rob’s life began May 5, 1966, in Wichita. He was the loving son of James and Carol (Oblander) Hett.

He was a 1984 graduate of Marion High School, attended Butler County Community College, and served in the United States Army Reserve from 1983 to 1989, seeing service in Germany.

He was blessed with a daughter, Valeree Robin, in 1990 and a son, Adam Robert, in 1992.

His passion for dirt bikes was passed on to his son, and they enjoyed countless hours at the motor cross track with family and friends. He also was a softball coach for his daughter, spending several summers at games.

Rob was united in marriage to Mandy Everett on April 15, 2017, in Tonganoxie. From there, they went on to countless adventures across the county, making a lifetime of memories together.

Rob valued hard work, starting at a young age, opening CR Kennel with his mother Carol and ending his life as a superintendent for Piping Technology Co. in McPherson, a job that was more than just work and brought to his life a special “on the road family” and many traveling adventures from which he always came home with stories to laugh about.

Rob was a giving soul who never met a stranger and genuinely loved people. He enjoyed woodworking, guns, grilling, and loved spending time on his family farm. Most evenings you could find him with a grill full of food and a big smile for anybody who stopped by.

His loving family includes his wife Mandy of Marion; parents Jim and Carol Hett of Marion; daughter Valeree (and husband, Blake Ware) Hett of Hillsboro; son Adam (and wife, Elizabeth) Hett of Topeka; grandchildren Bryden, Camryn, Brooks, and Declan; siblings Tim Hett of Emporia and Kimberly (Michael) Metcalf of Roseburg, Oregon; Mandy’s children Shannon Glover and Skyler Stover; grandchildren Avery, Dawson, and Colton; and Rob’s faithful dog Buck.

Rob passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday May 21. His family will gather with friends from 5 to 8 p.m. June 1 at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. June 2 at the Aulne Church, led by Pastors Jeff Lee and Jim Helzer.

He will be laid to rest with military honors in Marion Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, in care of the funeral home.

Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Rob at

Last modified May 27, 2021