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Robert D. Stromquist

May 5, 1932 January 10, 2019
Robert D. Stromquist
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Robert “Bob” D. Stromquist, 86 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, was born May 5, 1932 in Lyons, Nebraska to Melvin “Pete” and Ethel (Kiefer) Stromquist. He passed away January 10, 2019, at Oakland Heights in Oakland.

Bob attended Cuming County Schools until 8th grade and then attended Oakland High School. Bob married Yvonne Anderson on April 25, 1952 in Marysville, Kansas. They first moved in with his brother, Donny; in 1953, they moved into their house on 108 N. Logan in Oakland. In 1959, Bob and Yvonne bought an acreage outside of Oakland, and moved their three children, Tim, Alan and Laurie with them. While at the acreage, they had two more children, Marcia and Suzanne.

As a young teen, Bob worked for his dad at the Mobile station (currently Oakland fire station) and later at the Sinclair Hiway 77, Hilltop. Later he would drive truck for Oscar Gustafson and Bob Case. He then dedicated 44 years to assisting local farmers and ranchers removing dead livestock across Northeast Nebraska. In 1997, he retired.

Bob and Yvonne enjoyed several years of retirement together, going to coffee and socializing with friends. Upon Yvonne's passing, Bob resided at Oakland Assisted Living.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Yvonne (Anderson) Stromquist; son-in-law, Thomas Hanna; brother, Donny Stromquist.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Tim (Becky) Stromquist, Alan (Paula) Stromquist all of Oakland; daughters and sons-in-law, Laurie Hanna of Norfolk, Marcia (Todd) Walters of Greeley, CO, Suzanne (Jeff) Johnson of Norfolk, NE; brother and sister-in-law, Kenny (Sandy) Stromquist, Lavonne (Bob) Martin; brother-in-law, Clair "Butch"(Janice) Anderson all of Oakland; Anne Anderson of Lyons, 13 grandchildren and 21 (with 1 due any day now) great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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4:00 PM 1/13/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/13/2019 6:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Oakland

310 South Charde Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Family will receive friends 4-6 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to services at the church.

Pelan Funeral Services Oakland
310 South Charde Avenue Oakland 68045 NE
United States

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2:00 PM 1/14/2019 2:00:00 PM
Evangelical Free Church

821 E. Fulton Ave
Oakland, NE 68045

Evangelical Free Church
821 E. Fulton Ave Oakland 68045 NE
United States

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Oakland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oakland, NE 68045

Oakland 68045 NE
United States

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