World milling industry lost a prominent figure and a doyen. Robert Coughenour passed away at the age of 96. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife (Harriette), brother (Dean) and son, Michael.
Bob was born November 3, 1924 in McPherson, Kansas. Coughenour’s career was in the wheat flour milling industry for 47 years, having been hired in 1942 during WWII, in the KBR Milling Company of McPherson, Kansas. Upon consolidation into Rodney Milling and later into Seaboard Allied Milling, he moved to Kansas City to begin a new life. In 1967, he was elected to be Vice President of the company. Upon retiring from Seaboard, Bob joined The International Association of Operative Millers as their Executive Vice President.