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Robert D. "Bob" Chatt
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1917
Burt County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 2011
Burt County
Nebraska, USA

Robert D. "Bob" Chatt, 93, of Tekamah died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Tekamah.

He was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Tekamah to Stephen and Ruby (Palen) Chatt. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1935 and then enrolled at the University of Nebraska, where he lettered in swimming, was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and graduated from UNL with an economics degree in 1940. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 17, 1941, and became a pilot. He received his wings in November 1941 at Kelly Field in San Antonio. As a B-25 Bomber pilot, he flew 64 missions in the South Pacific and received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation Emblem and the American Defense Service Medal. He returned to the United States in 1943 and was sent to Command and General Staff School and Air Force Staff School.

He married Elaine Tobin on Oct. 28, 1944, while in Tampa, Fla., where he was stationed at 3rd Air Force Headquarters. His last military assignment was to the U.S. Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. In 1946, he was honorably discharged with the rank of major.

In 1946, Bob and Elaine returned to Tekamah and Bob began his career as a farmer and dairyman. They lived on a farm northwest of Tekamah.

He served on the Tekamah-Herman School Board, Burt-Washington Drainage Board and local Co-op boards. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Bataan Post 3304 and American Legion LaFrenz Post 15.

Survivors include: his wife of 66 years, Elaine, of Tekamah; sister, Shirley (Loyd) Oleson of Crete; four children, Susan (Bill) Langley and Stephen (Kathy) Chatt, all of Tekamah, Judy (Bob) Raue of Carroll, Iowa, and John (Candy) Chatt of Coos Bay, Ore.; 10 grandchildren, Matt (Jody) Langley, Brett Langley, Adam Langley, Rob (Sarah) Chatt, Cindy Chatt, Kristy Chatt, Jennifer Raue Clark, Chris (Beth) Raue, Marcy (Matt) Chatt Thorp and Melanie Chatt; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and an infant brother.

The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Tekamah with the Rev. Mark Tomasiewicz officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the church with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Tekamah Cemetery with military honors by VFW Bataan Post 3304 and American Legion LaFrenz Post 15.

Memorials have been established to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Building Fund and the Tekamah Public Library.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Printed Fremont Tribune, February 28, 2011. 
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  Stephen A Chatt (1886 - 1947)
  Ruby Doel Palen Chatt (1888 - 1958)
Tekamah Cemetery
Burt County
Nebraska, USA
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Record added: Feb 28, 2011
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