Robert G. “Bob” Vohland
Robert G. “Bob” Vohland, age 92, of Gibbon, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Brookfield Park Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in St. Paul. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church in Kearney with Reverend Clint Cozier officiating. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh. com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.
Bob was born September 15, 1928, in Gibbon to Gage and Mabel (Marks) Vohland. He was raised in Gibbon and was a graduate of Gibbon High School. On June 1, 1948, Bob was united in marriage to Evelyn Halkyard in Taos, New Mexico. The couple made their home in Gibbon. Bob was employed on the family farm with his dad where he shelled corn and commercially harvested wheat. Bob also worked at the ammunition plant in Grand Island before taking over as the caretaker of Riverside Cemetery for many years. He was a longtime bus driver for Gibbon Public School.
He was member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Sons of the American Revolution. Bob was an EMT instructor for many communities in the area and was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Kearney. He was a scoutmaster for many years. He enjoyed taking the scouts to Minnesota on numerous canoe trips. Bob was a 40 plus year member of the Gibbon Fire Department and served as Chief for many years.
Bob enjoyed camping, working with dogs, and traveling with his family. He loved his family very much and was very proud of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and greatgreat-grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Cindy Crouch and husband, Bob, of St. Paul; daughter-in-law, Vicki Vohland, of Kearney; grandchildren, Susan (Vohland) Grove and husband, Dave, Michelle (Crouch) Padrnos and husband, Todd, Katherine (Vohland) Hoagstrom and husband, Cory, Stephanie (Crouch) Kounovsky and husband, Jason, Matthew Crouch and wife, Lanaya, Michael Vohland, Heather (Crouch) Placzek and husband, Chase, and Megan (Crouch) Wiles and husband, Wade; 19 great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; sisters, Joan Hemmerling, of Gibbon, and Jane Olson, of Kearney; sister-in-law, Mrytle Halkyard, of Gibbon; as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn Vohland; son, Rich Vohland; sister, Donna Rose Vohland; and brothers-in-law, Donald Halkyard, DeWayne Hemmerling, and Norris Olson.