Robert E. Miller

Robert E. Miller

September 30, 1938 – November 11, 2019

Preceded in death by, parents, Virgil and Lottie; brother, Jack. Survived by, wife, Marie; children: Cheryl Russell (Kirk), Mike Miller (Donna), Jack Miller (Theresa); grandchildren: Jenna Durham (David), Gill Russell (Kara), Shandra Nannen (Craig), Celia Newman (Logan), Addison Miller, Leah Stewart (Ashton); eight great-grandchildren.

Bob was born September 30, 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska at Bryan Hospital.  He lived in Burr, Nebraska with his parents until his mother passed when he was 5 years old.  After that Bob and his brother, Jack, were raised by their paternal grandmother in Weeping Water, Nebraska.  He graduated from Weeping Water High School in 1956.  He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for one year marching with the band and studying music education.  Bob (the halfback on the football team) and Marie (the cheerleader) were high school sweethearts and married December 26, 1957 in Weeping Water.

Bob began his career in sales as a 5th grader working at Charlie Gibson’s Grocery Store in Weeping Water.  Meadow Gold Milk door to door delivery man was next for Bob.  After that he worked for Continental Coffee, then Sexton before spending 18 years with Pegler & Co.  After Peglers he went to work for Ancona Brothers then got into the food brokerage business.

Bob started his hobby of framing pictures in Lincoln in the 1970’s.  He continued to share this talent with family and friends for many years.  In 2011, he started framing puzzles for Linden View in Syracuse.  He thoroughly enjoyed this.

Bob had been involved with the Omaha Hospitality Hall of Fame for several years.

Bob loved traveling with Marie, Husker Football, fine wine, good food, many friends and family.

Celebration of Life: Thursday, November 14th, 4pm at The Mainelli Parish Center at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (11802 Pacific Street). Private Interment.  Memorials may be directed to the family or a charity of one’s choice.




  • Susan Danaher Posted November 13, 2019 3:55 am

    I always enjoyed visiting with Bob and Marie before your dental appointments with Dr Reichenbach Condolences to your family

  • Rick Mier Posted November 13, 2019 10:52 am

    Miller Family,
    It deeply saddens me to learn of Bob’s passing and I am sending my condolences and prayers for the soul of this good man. Bob and I shared the love of the food business, college football, family, friends and Italian food! At this moment I am looking at one of his ‘framings’ (as I called it, ‘your retirement therapy’ that he did for my office. I am so fortunate to have called Bob my friend for so many years—I will miss him and our ‘chats’. God Bless Bob!

  • Bevely (Lee) Hays Posted November 14, 2019 7:50 pm

    Sorry to learn of Bobs passing. I remember you two as high school sweethearts — even going to the WWHS gym on your prom night to see you in your formal, Marie, and Bob in his suit. My heart is with you and your family.

  • Judy Lee Tlustos Posted November 14, 2019 8:14 pm

    Marie and family. Sincere sympathy on your loss. Bob and Jack were both wonderful guys. Marie, you and Bob were the poster couple for a great marriage.

  • Geri Michelsen Posted December 20, 2019 3:56 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Bobs passing. Bob was the older brother of my classmate Jack. I always looked up to Bob and Marie during high school. It was many years later they entered my life again. My Mom was best friends with Marie’s Mom and Bob and Marie always took such great care of both Moms. I appreciated this kindness as I lived out of town. My sincere sympathies to Marie and the entire family.

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