Robert F. “Bob” Garfoot
July 9, 1931 – August 7, 2020
Bob is survived by his wife, Ginny Garfoot; children: Judy Garfoot Wiberg (Steve), and Roger Garfoot (Coree); granddaughters: Ellen, Libby and Emma Garfoot; and stepsons, Steve Gray and Andy Gray. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Merle Garfoot, as well as his sister, Ardis Spracklen (Marvin).
Bob grew up primarily in western Nebraska. He graduated from Chadron Prep High School, where he was very active in sports. He played football, basketball and ran track. He enjoyed Boy Scouting, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Bob graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Engineering in 1953. He was a member Sigma Chi fraternity and Army ROTC. Upon graduation, Bob entered the Army as a commissioned officer, where he served in Frobisher Bay, on Baffin Island. He completed his army service as a First Lieutenant.
Following the Army, Bob worked for Stanley Engineering in Muscatine, IA. During that time, he earned his Masters of Engineering from University of Iowa and became a Professional Engineer. Bob worked 25 years at Northern Natural Gas Company, in a variety of management positions, primarily in the Liquid Fuels Division.
After retiring, Bob enjoyed many happy days playing golf. He was also an avid Nebraska Husker fan and a member of Dundee Presbyterian Church.
A Private Graveside Memorial Service is planned at Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: University of Wyoming Sigma Chi Fraternity, Dundee Presbyterian Church, or Boy Scouts of America.