Robert Swanson died at home Thursday June 27 in Rockport, Texas.
Bob was born Aug 18, 1942 in Genoa, Neb., to Elmer and Lillie (Bender) Swanson.
He grew up in Rising City, Neb., and then graduated from David City High School in 1959. After high school, Bob served in the U.S. Navy until 1963.
He worked at Omaha Public Power District in Omaha, Syracuse, and Elkhorn until retirement in 2001.
He loved his family, the Huskers, and you didn’t want to get him started about the state of this country. He was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus.
He married JoAnn Egr in 1963 and they had four sons. Bob and Kathy Newsom were married Jan. 25, 2001. They spent their years in Akeley, Minn. and Rockport.
Bob is survived by his wife Kathy; children Dan and Kathy Swanson of Nebraska City, Bob and Janice Swanson of Lincoln, David and Lisa Swanson of Weeping Water, and Debbie Swanson of Otoe, Tom, Al, and Steve Nodes of Minnesota, Jenny Rounsville of Minnesota, his sister Millie Meyers of Grand Island, his sister Jeanetta and Gayle Janssen of Norfolk, Neb.
Between Bob and Kathy they had 36 grandchildren and 10 great grandkids.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Lillie Swanson, brother Fred Swanson, sister and brother-in-law Gloria and Grover Gray, brother-in-law Charlie Meyers, and son Rick Swanson.
Funeral services will be at St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church in Columbus Neb. on Saturday July 27th at 10 a.m.. Burial will follow at Friend’s Cemetery between Monroe and Genoa, Neb..
Cremation was at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Rockport, TX (361) 729-2451