Gothenburg Resident: Frank “Bob” Manners, age 84 (1928-2013)

Frank "Bob" Robert Manners, 84, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died August 18th, 2013 in Gothenburg.

He was born September 23rd, 1928, in Cozad, Nebraska, son of Frank and Edna Manners.

Bob served his country in the U.S. Army 1951 to 1957. He married Norie Campbell on May 3rd, 1951, at the Gothenburg First Presbyterian Church, to this union four children were born - Jon Robert, Deborah Kay, Robbi Jo and Bonnie Kay. Bob was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cozad. He enjoyed motorcycles, CB radios, mechanics, cowboy movies and food. Bob worked at Monroes/Tenneco in Cozad for 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Norie Manners of Gothenburg; son, Jon (Rhonda) Manners of North Platte, Nebraska; two daughters, Deborah (Marvin) Hurd of Lakewood, Colorado, Robbi Jo (Steve) McKenney of Broken Bow, Nebraska; four grandchildren: Elyce Hurd, Britnie, Conor McKenney and Haydon (Levi) Lira; two sisters, Kathy Hogan, Joanne (Pat) Hoyt; along with many extended family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Bonnie Kay Manners and sister, Donna Lou Manners.

Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Wednesday, August 21st, 2013, at 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

Services will be held (today) at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, August 22nd, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Willow Island, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 1500 S 70th Street, Suite 201, Lincoln, NE 68506.

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