Robert “Bob” Troudt - June 15, 2013
Robert “Bob” Leslie Troudt, the middle of three sons, was born in Nelson, Neb., on May 12, 1942, to Leslie G. Troudt and D. Leone (Adamson) Troudt.
The family lived on a farm southwest of Nelson, Neb., until 1955, when they moved to Davenport, Neb., for a short time before returning to the Nelson area in 1958.
He graduated from Nelson Public High School in 1960. Bob attended Fairbury Junior College, then enlisted and served in the Army National Guard from 1964 to 1970. Following his service in the National Guard, he worked for Bargen Implement in Nelson.
Bob then attended and graduated from Kearney State College with a teaching degree. From 1970 to 1977 he taught in Wauneta, Neb., as well as coached many different sports. He was partial to basketball and track.
On Aug. 2, 1975, Bob married Beverly (Brogan) O’Neil at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, south of Wauneta. The couple made their home on a farmstead north of Wauneta. After his marriage to Bev, Bob left teaching and began farming.
He worked many different jobs in his lifetime including custom harvesting, cattle raising, hail insurance adjusting, and owning a golf club repair shop.
Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who was known for his unique sense of humor. Bob had many hobbies, including fishing, golfing, camping, playing cards, gardening, taking cruises, boating, practical jokes, and pranks.
In recent years, Bob enjoyed attending grandchildren’s activities and living close to family in eastern Nebraska.
Bob passed away Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2013, at the Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna, Neb. He was 71 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Les and Leone; wife Bev; son Nicholas Troudt and step-son Bill O’Neil; brother John Troudt.
Survivors include daughter Kris and husband Dave Nickelson, granddaughters Lesley and Ashley; son Eric Troudt, wife Renea, granddaughters Kelsie, Bailey, and Sydney; step-daughter Cindy Richardson, grandchildren Sam and Amanda; step-daughter Shelly and husband Dan Clem; step-son Brian O’Neil and wife Rhona, grandchildren Brittany and Brandon; step-daughter-in-law Jennifer, grandchildren Patrick and Sarah; brother, Carroll “Coke” Troudt and wife Cindy and children.
Visitation was held Tuesday, June 18, 5-7 p.m. at the mortuary.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with a graveside service to be held Friday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, Neb.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - Gretna Chapel, 11710 Standing Stone, Gretna, Neb., is in charge of arrangements. www.RoederMortuary.com