Robert was a lifelong resident of Lincoln and member of St. Mary’s parish and Cathedral High School class of 1932. Great sacrifices were also made to send Robert and his three siblings to the Cathedral school because of the impact of the Great Depression, and their father had passed away, leaving their mother with four children.
Upon graduating from Cathedral High, Robert attended the University of Nebraska where he received a bachelor’s degree. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Adak in the Aleutian Islands, serving under some of the harshest conditions of the war. He returned to Lincoln afterward and went to work for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired after 30 years of service.
Bob was a quiet, gentle man always willing to lend a hand to others. His wish was to be able to live out his days in his family’s home. When he died at the age of 90 in January 2006, he had lived in the same house for almost all of those 90 years.