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December 13, 2017

11/16/2017 9:16:00 AM
Robert H. Holmes

Robert H. Holmes, 83, of Kearney, died Sunday, November 05, 2017 at Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center in Cozad, Nebraska.

Services will be held at a later date. O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be shared online at

Robert Herman Holmes was born on June 3, 1934 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Vermoyne and Myrtle (Boltz) Holmes. He grew up in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island High School. Following high school, he entered the United States Army and served as a Military Policeman in Hawaii.

Robert was united in marriage to Connie Clay and they had one daughter, Barbara. He was united in marriage to Neva J. Lundy on November 4, 1960 and they had three daughters, Kim, Robin and Jana.

Robert worked for Northwestern Public Service for 42 years. He began his employment with the company in Grand Island and later was promoted manager of the Kearney location.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kearney. Robert enjoyed collections Chevy cars and always looked forward to attending swap meets.

He is survived by his wife, Neva Holmes of Wood River; four daughters, Barbara Leonard of Phoenix, AZ, Kim Sheldon and husband Jerry of Kearney, Robin Koss-Viker and husband Terry of Dodge Center and Jana Peterson of Kearney; his grandchildren, Jason Leonard, Justin Leonard, Blake Sheldon and wife Leisa of Gretna, Landon Koss and wife Amber of Dodge Center, Lacy Koss and fiancé Korbin Boyum of Dodge Center, Jackson Peterson and wife Jessica of Gibbon and Lincoln Peterson of Kearney; 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Donald L. Holmes and wife Shirley of Grand Island; and a sister, Shirley A. Sorensen of Omaha.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

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