Robert John Irwin Jr.

Robert John Irwin Jr.

October 9, 1962 – July 17, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert John Irwin Jr., who left us on July 17, 2023 in a workplace tragedy. He was 60 years young.

Bob Irwin was born on October 9, 1962, in Omaha, NE to Robert Irwin Sr. and Carroll Irwin. He grew up in Omaha and had a remarkable journey filled with love, kindness, and wisdom. Throughout his life, Bob Irwin touched the lives of countless people. He was known for his kindness, humor, and generosity, which left a lasting impact on everyone he encountered.

Bob Irwin Jr. dedicated 26 years to Cardinal Health, where he excelled and garnered the respect of his colleagues. He was passionate about fixing that which was broken or ineffective and enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. Bob was a member of both Harley chapters in Omaha and enjoyed the comradery the chapters provided.

Family was of utmost importance to Bob. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather. As a parent, Bob Irwin was a guiding light to his children, Jennifer Hussman and Jeff Irwin, and imparted invaluable life lessons that will continue to resonate through generations.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Carroll Irwin; father, Bob Irwin Sr.; brother, Anthony Irwin; sister, Christine Ingersoll. He is survived by his eldest sister Cindy Hollman.”He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Frank) Hussman, their children: Josh, Connor, Emma, and Charla; son,  Jeff (Halli) Irwin, and their child, Cameron who will forever hold his memory in their hearts.

The legacy of Bob Irwin will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. His presence will be deeply missed, but his spirit will remain a source of inspiration and strength for us all.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has reached out with condolences and support during this difficult time. Your love and care mean the world to us.

May Bob rest in eternal peace, and may his soul find comfort in the embrace of the divine.

FAMILY RECIEVES FRIENDS: Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00pm with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at West Center Chapel.

Friends and family are invited to attend and pay their respects.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, July 28, 2023 at 10:30 a.m., Saint Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.


  • Don Hollman Posted July 24, 2023 4:26 pm

    Sincere condolences on your loss It came to soon

  • Jessica Irwin Posted July 24, 2023 4:27 pm

    I’ll never forget the first time I spoke to Bob, his laughter was contagious. He will be missed by so many, that’s for sure. I hope you find some small comfort in the shared stories & pictures of Papa Irwin. Sending my deepest condolences.

  • Richard Reiko and Sara Loukota Posted July 24, 2023 5:07 pm

    We will miss you and your kind heart and warm smile.

  • Terry Schwarzenbach Posted July 24, 2023 11:53 pm

    I worked with Bob at Cardinal Health his entire career. Bob was a very hard worker who took his responsibilities seriously. He set a good example with his work ethic to everyone on his teams. I am so sorry to hear of his tragic passing and my thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in peace Bob.

  • Jennifer Dil Posted July 25, 2023 9:22 am

    I have a profound sense of loss. Bob had a huge impact on me and my family. I am grateful that when I am home, I see his handiwork everywhere and can lean into the he memories we made. When I close my eyes I can clearly see him and find myself smiling as I think about our time together. He was a workhorse and a genius at spreadsheets. Loved his kids and grandkids with all his heart. Would literally give you the shirt off his back. The world lost one of it’s most generous and loving men.

  • Jan and Doug Becker Posted July 27, 2023 2:38 pm

    Our thoughts are with you. May time ease your sorrow and memories bring you peace. He will be missed.

  • Craig Jenkins Posted July 29, 2023 7:58 am

    I worked with Bob at Cardinal Health for several years. He was a good worker and was enjoyable to work with. So sorry to hear about his passing and my thoughts are with his family.

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