Gothenburg Resident: Robert D. Bullock, age 85 (1929-2014)

Robert D. Bullock, 85, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died July 12th, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.

He was born February 25th, 1929, in Gothenburg, son of Cloyd Valentine and Harriet Johanna (Golden) Bullock.

He graduated from Gothenburg High School and was a member of the 1948 State champion football team.

Bob served his country during the Korean Conflict for two years and was medically discharged. He continued in the Patriotic Spirit the rest of his life. He was a member of the American Legion Post 64 for over 50 years and was the Commander in 1973/74. His Legion activities included helping with the baseball program, Junior Law Program, placing flags and crosses on Veteran's graves and raising money for 4th of July fireworks. He was involved in the "40 & 8".

Bob was the recipient of the Nebraska Legionnaires Cody Kerr Award for community service. He volunteered his time and energy to many other projects through the years. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus for many years and Bubbles The Clown at parades. Bob was a former Boy Scout Leader and an Eagle Scout. He was involved in Apples For Teachers. Bob was awarded the Aksarben Good Neighbor Award and the Legion Horse Collar Award.

Bob married Lois Newbrey on January 27th, 1956, at the First United Methodist Church in Gothenburg. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his grandkids and great grandkids.

Through the years, Bob owned a Linkers Super Service; worked at Farmland Service Co-Op; at the Gothenburg Airport; helped pick corn for Darin Keiser and worked at Monsanto sorting corn. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are son, Brian (Cheri) Bullock, daughter, Deborah (Larry) Horstman; daughter, Laura Kelly and Bruce Wootan; grandchildren: Becky, Jennie, Colleen, Michael, and Stephanie; great-grandchildren Kyle, Tyler, Kinsey Belle, Autumn, Chase, Isiah, Morgan, Noah, Dakota, Amaya, Cayden, Lexi, Clinton, Bralynn and a great-great-grandchild "on the way".

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lois and a great grandson, Cory Pflaster; brother, Jackie and sister, Dorrene.

Services will be held at First United Methodist Church, July 16th, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Joel Plisek officiating.

Interment followed in the Gothenburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church 1401 Lake Ave Gothenburg, NE 69138; American Legion, or Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to


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