Richard L. Robeson

Richard L. Robeson

February 25, 1960 – October 15, 2019

Richard L Robeson passed away at his home on October 15, 2019 at the age of 59. Richard was born February 25, 1960 in Cherokee, Iowa to Frank and Peggy (Bryant) Robeson. His family moved to Newton, IA in 1965, where he attended elementary and high school, graduating in 1979. He married Peggy Wogan on June 7, 1980. The couple had three children: Anthony, Miranda, and Andrew. They divorced in July of 1986, and Richard moved to Omaha, NE a short time later.

On July 30, 1990, he married Dawn Schafer. The couple had two children, Amanda and Abbie. In 1995, Richard began his 24-year career as a welder at Nebraska Engineering Company (NECO). Richard and Dawn divorced in February of 2002. During his subsequent bachelor years, Richard was an avid performer in the Kansas City Renaissance Festival greeting the crowds at the front gate and being paid for his work with a bowl of soup.

In February 2007 he met Lori Higby, and they were married on May 26, 2012. Richard and Lori enjoyed spending time with his children and welcoming many grandchildren into the family.

Throughout his life, Richard enjoyed drawing, hiking, camping, fishing and being at peace with the outdoors. He shared these passions with family and friends. Richard was a hardworking man but always found time for his family. He was known to have a smile and a laugh that caused others to smile and laugh with him. He will be remembered for giving love to everyone in his life, as well as giving the best hugs.

He was a loving husband, a caring Dad, a proud Papa, and a devoted friend. He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy; granddaughter, Taylor. He is survived by his father, Frank (Carla); wife, Lori; children: Tony (Ashley), Miranda, Andrew (Aleah), Amanda (Ben), Abbie (Alex); 11 grandchildren: Carter; Madylane (M), Daniel (Chunk), Drew (Troll); Sophia, Allie, Emma, Katie, Connor; Savannah (Peanut) and Aspen (Monkey); 3 sisters:  Susan Eilders (Kevin), Julie Moon (Tim), and Amy Blankenship; 3 nieces:  Mindy Hanson (Jon), Alicia Moon, Shelby Blankenship; 1 nephew, Cody Blankenship; 4 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 20th from 4pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Monday, October 21st at 11am, West Center Chapel with a luncheon to follow.  Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society.



  • Susan Eilders Posted October 19, 2019 2:16 pm

    You are going to be greatly missed bro.

    • drew Posted December 3, 2023 9:20 am

      hes my papa

  • Nicole Alberts Posted October 19, 2019 2:58 pm

    Prayers for each of you as you begin to heal. You have a amazing angel watching over you all. He will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace

  • Debbie Wogan Posted October 19, 2019 8:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  • Sheryl Bailey Posted October 20, 2019 12:52 am

    Susan and family, so very sorry for your loss. Your brother always has a smile on his face. Sounds like he had a great and varied life. Prayers to the family at this time.

  • Nancy Simon Posted October 20, 2019 7:43 am

    I will always remember Dick’s huge heart and great kindness; an infectious smile and laugh. I will miss you cuz. I love you. ❤️

  • Kathy Bryant Posted October 20, 2019 6:20 pm

    Frank, Amy, Julie, Susan, Lori and all the families of Dick, I ask that you have peace, moments of warm memories and even smiles and laughter of this sweet man as you travel this road called grief.. For I am sure Dick would want you to remember all the good times you had with him. His spirit lives on in all of you. Love Aunt Kathy

  • Jim Boucher Posted October 21, 2019 10:57 am

    Grandma Carolyn and I met Rich back in 1990’s as Dawn Schafer’s husband and father of Amanda and Abbie. I am so sorry to hear about his untimely passing. We will always have good memories of this good man, and deepest sympathies to family and friends.

  • Curtis C. Robeson Posted October 21, 2019 5:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May God bless you all.

  • Robert Smith Posted April 26, 2020 4:17 pm

    Bye to one of my best friends in high school and first roomie after I got out of the Navy take care my old friend til later R.I.P.

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