Bob Kremer - October 15, 2013Bob Kremer, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the age of 77.
Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora. Pastor Curt Holzworth will officiate. A Private Family Graveside Service will be prior to the church service. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Pleasant View Bible Church, 307 Manor Drive, Aurora. Memorials may be made to City Impact or the Pleasant View Bible Church. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Robert Maurice Kremer was born to Maurice and Alice (Troyer) Kremer in Aurora on Jan. 8, 1936. He grew up on a farm south of Aurora with one brother and two sisters. As a young boy Bob loved coming home from school and going out to the farm to help. He loved the land and enjoyed the livestock. Bob loved sports, especially basketball. Bob graduated from Aurora High School in 1953, attended college in Colorado for 2 years and then finished his BA at Northwestern College in Minneapolis, where he met Beverly Jackson from South Dakota. They were married the summer of 1958 and returned to the farm, where they raised their four children.
Over the span of his lifetime Bob served in numerous organizations at the county, state and national levels, including the Corn Growers Association, Farm Bureau Federation, Nebraska Cattleman, Ag Builders of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Advisory Committee. He also served on the boards of several organizations, including: the Nebraska Energy Cooperative, the Aurora 4-R Board of Education, the Edgerton Explorit Center, the Aurora Development Cooperation, and the Ag Committee of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. Bob served in the Unicameral from 1999 to 2007 as District 34 state senator. He was chairman of the Ag committee and served on numerous committees. Bob’s influence was not limited to politics and committees, but with caring for people in every aspect of life. He felt like his life was richer and better through all the people he met along the way. He valued each of your friendships.
Central to Bob’s life and service was his faith in Jesus Christ, which served as his motivation for service, wisdom and guidance and his anchor when facing personal difficulties and challenging situations. He attended Pleasant View Bible Church and served his Savior and church in many ways through the years. His life was a witness to his deep faith, which nurtured the faith of others in a deep and profound way. Bob will best be remembered for his listening ear and encouragement he gave others. The most important thing Bob would want you to know is that God’s amazing grace, given through His precious son Jesus, is sufficient for salvation and for each day.
Those left to carry on his legacy are his wife, Beverly; his children, Mark (Donna) Kremer of Lincoln, Sheila (Ray) Miller of Aurora, Sherri (Brian) Holm of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Shauna (Gary) Moody of Aurora; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ardys (Herb) Roszhart and Beth (Norm) Stucky, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Garrison Moody; his parents; his brother and sister-in-law, Kenny and Lila Kremer; and sister-in-law, Sheryl Rasse.