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Robert Patrick Tobin, 86, of Tekamah NE


Robert Patrick Tobin was born November 27, 1929 to John and Helen (Woods) Tobin on a homestead east of Tekamah, Nebraska, where he resided until his death. He passed away September 9, 2016 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska, at the age of 86 years.

On April 10, 1950, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou “Sally” Miller, his high school sweetheart. To this union, five children were born; Tim, Cathy, Robert, Patrick, and Mark. Upon Mary Lou’s passing in 1996, Bob married Helen Jane “HJ” Cramer.

Bob graduated from Tekamah High School, and attended college at the University of Nebraska, where he excelled in track and was a record holder for many years. He also attended and graduated from Iowa State University. Except for a short stint in the military, Bob was involved in farming his entire life.

Bob was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah and served on the Tekamah Cemetery Board for many years. He also enjoyed fishing in the Carp City Open with his son, Mark and grandson, Ron. He retired from active farming in 1992, but was a great help to his son, Pat on the farm until his death. He also enjoyed gardening, reading (especially western books) and spending time with his children and grandchildren at various parties and holiday gatherings.

Loved ones preceding him in death were his parents, John and Helen; wives, Sally and HJ; sister, Jean Hundahl; brother-in-law, William “Bill” Siggins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William “Bill” (Bernice) Breckenridge, Robin (Leona “Bunny”) Loerch; daughter, Cathy Tobin; grandson, Brian Tobin.

He is survived by his brothers, John (Fran), Dave (Mary Ellen); sister, Barbara Siggins; sons, Tim (Linda), Pat (Susie), Robert (Cheryl), Mark (Jennifer); extended family, Cindy (Ron) Spiker, Kenny Joe Uehling, and Leah (Randy) Kirchner; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Sun., Sept. 18th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah with family receiving friends during this time. A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Mon., Sept. 19th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Building Fund or donor’s choice.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Tobin

Robert Tobin

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