|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1940|
|Death: ||May 7, 2011|
Robert G. "Bob" Gadway, 71, of Cozad died Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Cozad. Bob was born Jan. 25, 1940, at Wellfleet to Robert Sr. and Floretta (Odom) Gadway.
On June 12, 1960, he married Linda Joliff at North Platte.
Survivors are: wife of more than 50 years; daughters, Vicki Wirth and her husband, Gary, of Kearney and Tracey Kracl and her husband, Gary, of Schuyler; grandchildren, Erin Kracl and her fiancÚ, Cain Martin, Nathan Kracl, Cody Wirth and Kayla Wirth; brothers, Wesley Gadway and his wife, Ceil, of Hershey, Gordon Gadway and his wife, Florice, of North Platte, Stanley Gadway and his wife, Marilyn, of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Maynard Gadway of Mountain Home, Ark.; and a host of relatives and friends.
Bob attended Bell Prairie rural school and went on to graduate from the Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture at Curtis in 1957.
Bob and Linda made their home in Cozad, where they lived their entire married lives. Bob started out fumigating grain bins before he was married and eventually came to manage Bellamy Grain Elevator in Cozad. He would eventually go on to work as a grain merchandiser with DeBruce Grain for many years.
Bob had a great love for all aspects of agriculture; he particularly loved being out on a tractor. Bob retired from DeBruce Grain in 2005 but remained busy throughout his retirement as an active volunteer in his church and community.
Bob was a longtime member of the American Lutheran Church and Cozad Elks Lodge 2250.
Bob loved to spend time working on his yard. He was a perfectionist in everything he did and would spend much time toiling in his garden and making sure that his lawn looked finely manicured. Bob loved all sports, but he particularly loved Husker football. Christmas was Bob's favorite holiday as he loved to decorate his home both inside and out. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his parents-in-law.
Published in the Kearney Hub on 5/9/2011
Robert Cedric Gadway (1908 - 1983)
Floretta E. Odom Gadway (1912 - 1987)
Created by: CPR
Record added: May 09, 2011
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