Robert A. “Bob” Murnan

Robert A. “Bob” Murnan

June 18, 1951 – June 28, 2021

Survived by wife, Clarice; children: Bobby (Katy), Megan, Tracy, and Mark; grandchildren, Victoria and Juliette; brothers, Richard and Ken.

Visitation with the family Thursday, July 1st from 3pm to 5pm and after 6:15pm with a WAKE SERVICE at 7pm all at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 200 E. 6th Street, Papillion. FUNERAL: Friday, July 2nd at 11am at St. Columbkille Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Columbkille Catholic Church. The family requests golf attire.

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Bob Murnan was born to Harold and Helen Murnan, June 18th 1951, in Omaha. He was always active as a boy. Not having patience to fish with his father and brothers, he often played with his hot wheels in the bottom of the boat. Usually after about five-minutes, he was sent back to the dock because he scared the fish away.

He graduated from Holy Cross Catholic school where he sang in the all boys choir and excelled in the CYO sports program. He lost his dad at the young age of 14. He went on to Creighton Prep where he played football and baseball.

Bob worked at Nelson News and the race track throughout high school and into college. While working at Nelson News, he met the love of his life, Clarice. They had a whirlwind courtship and got engaged a short six-weeks after they started dating. They had four amazing children. As a father, he coached his kids in everything from soccer to basketball, baseball and softball. He never missed a single event, often dashing from his own softball games to dance recitals and other events.
After his coaching days were over, Bob was able to spend more time on the golf course, one of his favorite places. He always had a passion for golf, often traveling with his friends to play all over the midwest. He also loved his weekly golf leagues around the city.

After a 36 year career at Union Pacific, he devoted himself to volunteering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and St. Columbkille Church. While in retirement, he dedicated himself to his grandchildren, being there for every milestone of their lives, big and small. Throughout his entire life he demonstrated his faith through acts of service to others. He will be deeply missed by all of the lives he touched and helped. He is survived by a large extended family and many friends who love him dearly and always looked up to him.



  • Ann Kuhse Schenck Posted June 29, 2021 5:40 pm

    Clarice, we are so sorry to hear about Bob. He was such a really great guy. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless you and take care. Dick and Ann Schenck

  • Steve Murnan Posted June 30, 2021 6:58 am

    Clarice, we were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I loved talking to Bob while walking the dog, keeping up with one another’s lives, and solving all the world’s problems. Bob was a great guy and will be missed.
    Steve and Janet Murnan

  • Steve Kluthe Posted June 30, 2021 8:44 am


    We are extremely sorry for your loss! Your family will be in our thoughts and Prayers! We have so many great memories of Bob through the years! From 4th of July parties to husker tailgates. Bob work ethic to volunteer and his unwavering faith will never be forgotten!

    I am sure My dad is meeting him at the gates with a Red beer to show him around heaven!

    Kluthe Family

  • Lynn & Duane Kampschneider Posted June 30, 2021 8:47 am

    Our sincere condolences to you, Clarice, and your family.

  • Gregory Cavalieri Posted June 30, 2021 12:16 pm

    We attended Holy Cross and Prep together .He was always a step ahead of me in academics and athletics. A great guy.
    Be safe in your journey.

  • Bonnie Ausdemore Posted June 30, 2021 9:36 pm

    Clarice, I am so sad to hear of Bob’s passing, Please let me know what I can do to help. Literally! Let me know and if it’s in my power to help I will be there.

  • Julie Erhart Posted June 30, 2021 9:39 pm

    Clarice and Family – I am so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was always lending me a helpful hand every time I was over loading up my car! Plus he was usually on his way to volunteer somewhere-a very special man! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!❤️

  • Kathy Masters Posted June 30, 2021 10:31 pm

    Clarice and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My sincere prayers are with you. He was just a great guy who Lou was so fond of. Praying God comfort all of you. Love and hugs. Kathy

  • Georgie Scurfield Posted July 1, 2021 5:29 am

    Thinking of you , Clarice. May your many memories bring you comfort .

  • Mary Pat Johnson Posted July 1, 2021 6:26 pm

    Tracy, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Mark D Flaxbeard Posted July 5, 2021 3:14 pm

    Clarice, I was so saddened to hear about Bob. I have always felt honored to know the Fleissner Family. I did not know Bob well except that he married an angel. You showed my mom Irene so much love and respect. God Bless you and your Family.

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