Robert A. Inman
May 21, 1932 – August 31, 2020
Robert A. Inman of Omaha, Nebraska passed away peacefully after a short but serious medical issue on August 31, 2020. Robert was 88 years of age. He worked for the Omaha Metropolitan Utility District (MUD) for 38 years as a Utility Mechanic and Senior Utility Mechanic, retiring in June 1994. Robert is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alice; brother, Roger and wife Maxine; four children: Michael, Patrick and wife Kathleen, Katherine and husband Ron, Eric and wife Rachel; six grandchildren.
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the West Center Chapel followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11:00 am. Military Honors at the mortuary by American Legion Post #1. To view a live broadcast of the Service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.
Interment: Wednesday, 2pm at Whipple Cemetery in Griswold, Iowa. The family will direct memorials.
Robert was born in Lewis Township, Iowa on May 21, 1932 to Stella and Allen Inman. He grew up on a farm near Griswold, Iowa and if the stories are true, he was quite active as a youth, including producing some challenges and entertainment for his parents and the neighboring farmers.
Robert was in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and served in transportation units involved in convoying supplies throughout the Korean Peninsula. After leaving the Air Force, he met his wife of 64 years, Alice Tackett through her brother and worked for the Omaha Metropolitan Utility District (MUD) for 38 years as a Utility Mechanic and Senior Utility Mechanic. Though very involved in raising his family of three boys and one daughter, Robert was also an extraordinary leader and mentor to many boys and young men over several decades. He will always be remembered for how he taught these boys and young men life lessons and to learn from their mistakes.
Robert was also an active member of his local church, enjoyed gardening, fishing, and trap shooting, and was an avid bowler. He also loved spending time with his six grandchildren, including playing checkers with them and ensuring each had a musical instrument to learn to appreciate music.
When Robert retired from MUD in 1994, he and Alice enjoyed their retirement by continuing to bowl weekly, garden, spend time with family, and travel around the U S.. in their own vehicle and on organized bus tours. They also visited Hawaii twice as part of seeing their oldest son assume, then relinquish, command of a major U.S. Coast Guard ship.