Gothenburg Resident: Robert L. Smallfoot, age 79 (1934-2013)

Robert Lee Smallfoot, 79, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died November 17th, 2013, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital in Gothenburg.

He was born June 24th, 1934, in Hastings, Nebraska, son of Albert and Minnie (Roether) Smallfoot.

Bob graduated from Farnam High School with the class of 1952. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. He lived in Farnam, Nebraska, for 50 years then moved to Gothenburg in 1988. Bob was a member of the VFW, Odd Fellows and the Methodist Church. He worked for Monroe's Auto for five years, for the Lincoln County Department of Roads for 12 years, for Burlington Northern Rail Road for 11 years and as a farmer. Bob's hobbies included hunting and fishing and watching sports, especially Michael Jordan. He liked life on the farm especially the farm animals. Friends and family were very important to Bob and he enjoyed spending time with his friends, family and grandkids.

Surviving are three sons, Rodney (Patricia) Smallfoot of Englewood, Colorado; Michael (Sandy) Smallfoot of Gibbon, Nebraska; Rick Smallfoot of North Platte, Nebraska; daughter, Debbie (Mark) Alberts of Gothenburg; seven grandchildren Ashley, Nicholas, Stephanie, Sabrina, Samantha, Justina and Lexi; 15 great grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Albert A. and Minnie Smallfoot and son Gary Smallfoot.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg on Thursday, November 21st, 2013, from 1-8 p.m.

Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on November 22nd, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.

Inurnment will take place on Friday, November 22nd at 1:30 p.m. in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, 105 Apache Drive, Lexington, NE 68850. To sign the online guest book, go to


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