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.