Robert A. Inman

 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.

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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.

 

9 Comments

  • Roger & Maxine Inman Posted September 4, 2020 1:45 pm

    Love You and Miss You. Rest in peace. Your Loving Brother. Living in Kingman, AZ.

  • Anne M Collingwood Posted September 4, 2020 8:37 pm

    Sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. Love to you, Aunt Alice, and to my cousins. Keep those precious memories close to your hearts.

  • Norma & Don Landon Posted September 4, 2020 9:06 pm

    Rest In Peace Cousin.

  • coreen Boernsen Posted September 5, 2020 8:13 am

    Alice and family, our sincere sympathy to you all. I remember spending the night at your house in the back yard and Eric and I slept in the tent. . Fond memories of that visit. I’m sorry I can’t be with you today, but know I’m with you in spirit and will be thinking and praying for you all in the days ahead. I know without a doubt the family reunion in heaven is joyful. now that Robert is in his heavenly home. Peace be with you all. Love, Coreen

  • Christine s Hudec Posted September 5, 2020 6:17 pm

    sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. my thoughts and prayers for you the the family.Will always remember his stories

  • Roy and Linda Roberts Posted September 6, 2020 12:45 pm

    Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Prayers and hugs Alice and family. We have many fun memories of our bowling days together.

  • Rosanne Tackett Nutting Posted September 6, 2020 4:12 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Alice, Mike, Pat, Kathy, Eric and families. Keeping you and the memories of our family gatherings close to my heart. God has gained yet another angel from our family. ❤️ Much love and peace.

  • Trudy Ortlieb Posted September 8, 2020 2:23 pm

    With deepest sympathy and fond memories of our bowling days, dear Alice from
    Trudy Ortlieb down on the farm in Louisville

  • Rick Whiteley Posted September 9, 2020 10:00 pm

    Bob I learned a lot from you during scouts in the early stages of my life. You were a very good man and had a great family. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Mike I enjoyed your eulogy it made me long for simpler times.

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