Bob Bruyn, 73, of Kansas City, avid camper, canoer, skier, and reluctant golfer, joined the Christ consciousness we all share on January 10, 2019.
He was born Robert Francis Bruyn, September 14, 1945, to Danny & Elsie (Mesman) Bruyn in Pipestone, Minnesota. “Rob” was raised with four sisters: Marilyn (Louwerse), Brenda (Blom), Diane (Van Kley), and Lori (Keunen), which molded him into a philosopher and a skilled listener (mostly because he couldn’t get a word in).
A lover of learning and dedicated student, Rob graduated from Hospers High School (Hospers, IA) and earned degrees from Northwestern University (Orange City, IA) and the University of Kansas, culminating in a PhD in clinical psychology.
On November 4, 1972, he married Charlotte Ann Schmidt of Alma, KS. He served patients at Tri-County Mental Health for a number of years before starting a private counseling practice in North Kansas City in 1985. He finished his career in the non-profit sector in a supervisory capacity at Synergy Services. In retirement, he and Charlotte enjoyed traveling, spending time with their children and grandchildren, and golfing with friends.
A long-time student of the Urantia papers, Bob served as general counsel in the Urantia fellowship for more than 25 years. He sought to live by the profound wisdom and cosmic perspective found in the Urantia Book and found its spiritual revelation to be a guiding principle.
He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sisters; Charlotte, his loving wife of 46 years and their two sons Dan (Stephanie) and granddaughter Anna, Caleb and grandsons Noel and Isaac; his first wife, Aileen, and their daughter Nancy (Scott) Henness and grandchildren Andrew Henness and Robin Green, and great grandson Noah Green, as well as dozens of nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza on Saturday, January 19, 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, Bob requested memorial contributions to Synergy Services or the Urantia Fellowship.