Robert (Bob) Wayne Karre
Robert (Bob) Wayne Karre, age 88, of Hayes Center, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 at Emerald Care Center in Cozad, Nebraska.
Robert was born July 29, 1932 at home near Hayes Center, Nebraska to parents Harold and Nellie (Fitzgerald) Karre. He was the youngest of two sons born to this union.
When Bob was about three years of age the family moved to the farm near Dickens where he grew up and attended grade school. He attended high school at the Curtis School of Agriculture where he made many life-long friends.
After casually meeting at a few different dances Robert started dating Norma McConnell and on Sept. 30, 1951 they were married. They lived and ranched near Dickens, Nebraska until 1953, at which time they moved to rural Hayes County where they spent their life and raised their four children.
Robert spent his life ranching and farming along the Red Willow Creek north of Hayes Center. In his later years he started his business, Karre Trucking, traveling many roads as he hauled hay for his customers.
Robert was a lifelong member of the Elks Club and the Eagles Club. He and Norma enjoyed country western dancing most Saturday nights and later in life went to polka dance festivals around the country making many friends. He attended Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hayes Center and served on the local Coop Board.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife Norma Karre; brother Herbert Karre; parents-in-law Dewey and Ethel McConnell; brother-in-law Jack McConnell and a great-grandson Turner Frecks.
Those left to celebrate his life include his children Doug (Julie) Karre of McCook, Nebraska; Larry (Jeannie) Karre of Cozad, Nebraska; Marlene (Mick) Cox of Hayes Center, Nebraska and Janet (Barry) Deaver of North Platte, Nebraska; sister-in-law Francis McConnell of Lewellen; nephews Jay and Luke McConnell; nieces Connie (Rod) Kemper and Carol (Jeff) Rosenblad all of North Platte, Nebraska; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren and a host of extended family members and lifelong friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday Aug. 25, 2020 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ at Hayes Center, Nebraska with Pastor Jean Miller officiating.
Burial followed in the Hayes Center Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in Robert’s name and condolences may be sent to Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, c/o the Karre Family, PO Box 476, McCook, NE 69001.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Please visit www.carpenterbreland.com to sign the online guestbook for the family.