Robert James “Skeeter” Deemer, 69, of Tekamah NE

Robert James “Skeeter” Deemer was born to Arthur and Eunice (Waddell) Deemer on April 17, 1946 in Leon, IA. He passed away April 7, 2016 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, NE.

Robert’s family moved to Tekamah when he was very young. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1964.

On February 13, 1966 he was united in marriage to Betty Appleton in Dakota City, NE. They lived most of their lives in Tekamah. He started working on a farm and also was a Production Foreman at the Rocky Quarry for several years. He then retired (for a short while) before returning to work as a truck driver at Beed Transportation until the time of his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Eunice Deemer; sister, Beth Wells; two brothers, Raymond and Michael Deemer.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Tekamah; two daughters, Brenda McCluskey of Tekamah and special friend, Paul Gochenour, Melisa (Karl) Bergman of Tekamah; three sons, James Deemer and special friend, Laura Garcia of Tekamah, David (Tammy) Deemer of Oakland, Matt (Sarah) Deemer of Tekamah; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette Hittle of Decatur, NE, Joan (Gary) Sheets of Fremont, NE; two brothers, Kenneth “Max” (Deb) Deemer of Homer, NE, and Steven (Janet) Deemer of Blair, NE.

Memorial Visitation will be on Tues., April 12th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. The family will be receiving friends during visitation.

A Memorial Service will be on Wed., April 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah.

Burial is in the Tekamah cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for a later designation.

Robert "Skeeter" Deemer

Robert “Skeeter” Deemer


About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

One Response to Robert James “Skeeter” Deemer, 69, of Tekamah NE

  1. BillieRae Deemer says:

    Never forgotten uncle skeeter

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