Robert J. Huck

Robert J. Huck

August 17, 1943 – April 27, 2024

Robert J. Huck was born in Norfolk, Nebraska, on August 17, 1943, to Don and Marie Huck.  He passed away peacefully on April 27, 2024, surrounded by his family praying for him and his favorite Celine Dion songs playing in the background.

Bob was the second oldest of 7 children, DJ, Carol, Kathy, Ann, Greg (deceased), and Jeff.

While working at Union Pacific as a tour guide, Bob met the love of his life, Mary Ellan Ortega.  Bob and Mary Ellan were married on July 2, 1966.  They went on to have 6 children: Holly Israel, Robb (Amy), Dane’ Ames (Craig), Shannon Falkinburg (Brian), Sean (Becky), and Colleen Sulewski (Ron).  Bob has 21 grandchildren: Zechariah, Michael, Elijah, and Benjamin Israel,  Mallory, Grant, and Delaney Huck,  Preston, Carson, Hudson, and Greyson Ames,  Alison, Colin, Connor, and Owen Falkinburg,  Madison, Elliot, and Maddox Huck, and Harrison, Sloane, and Palmer Sulewski.

Bob graduated from Creighton Law School in 1967.  He practiced law in Omaha for 50 years and retired as Partner of Croker Huck Law Firm in 2017.  He was a prominent member of the Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar, and a Fellow of the Nebraska Bar Foundation.  Bob was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law in 1987, until his retirement. He was instrumental with the creation of many residential and commercial properties throughout Omaha and Nebraska. He was inducted into the Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame in 2021.

Bob lived in Bellevue for over 50 years.

Bob loved his family and created many traditions that his family will cherish forever and continue in his memory.

Bob was an avid wine connoisseur.  He collected wines from all over the world.  Many friends and family enjoyed the time spent with Bob tasting wine in his sacred wine cellar.

Bob loved golf so much that it was like a second job.  He was constantly playing, practicing, playing 2+ balls late at dusk, taking lessons from countless golf professionals, but most of all, he cherished the friendships and comradery with numerous golfing friends and family.

Bob was always extremely generous, was very patriotic, loved fireworks, Creighton Basketball, and creating family time and traditions.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Marie “the Butterfly Lady” Huck; his brother, Greg; and sister-in-law, Kim (Jeff).

Bob graced us with his presence for 80 years. He was a true gift in our lives.

VISITATION:  Thursday, May 2nd, from 5 to 7 p.m. at West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd., followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7:00 p.m.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  Friday, May 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford St., Bellevue, NE

INTERMENT:  Calvary Cemetery, 7710 W Center Road

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials to Gross Catholic High School or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, NE


  • Sharon Barrios Posted April 29, 2024 4:55 pm

    I had the pleasure and honor to serve as well to get to know Bob and he always reminded me of how important family was to him by the way his face would light up anytime his family was present! My prayers are with you all. I know how much he meant to your family. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to get to know him and you all as well.

  • Joel Mosser Posted April 30, 2024 8:07 am

    My condolences to the entire Huck family. May Bob rest in God’s eternal grace and be at peace.

  • Nancy Prichard Posted April 30, 2024 10:08 am

    My deepest sympathies to the Huck family. I had the pleasure of working for Bob and have many memories of my time working for him. He enjoyed talking about his family and we enjoyed many discussions about wine and he was a very kind man. My prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Nancy Prichard

  • STEVE & KATHY EXON Posted April 30, 2024 11:11 am

    Our hearts go out to Mary Ellan and family for the loss of our dear friend Bob Huck. Hopefully all of our happy memories of this great guy will help us all through this difficult time.

  • Jennifer A Thompson Icenogle Posted April 30, 2024 12:27 pm

    Bob was always a friendly face at St. Mary’s Church and anytime I ran into him at attorney functions. My condolences to his whole family.

  • Merry & Merry Scheef Posted April 30, 2024 12:29 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Rick and Rita Sanders Posted April 30, 2024 12:37 pm

    Our sympathies going out to the Huck family . Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you this time of loss. Also, take comfort in the fact that Bob was liked and respected by all who knew him.and will be sorely missed. .

  • Shaun James Posted April 30, 2024 12:51 pm

    I truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with Bob on several occasions, usually on the same side of the issue and when we were on opposite sides, he was always gracious and thoughtful. I would periodically tease him about preferring zinfandel which he called “pink” wine. He always took my jest in good humor, although he never did provide any zinfandel for those afterhours strategy meetings. He will be missed. I will raise a glass of real wine in his honor and memory.

  • Chad & Sandy Davis Posted April 30, 2024 1:35 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to the Huck family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Chad & Sandy

  • Hal Daub Posted April 30, 2024 1:58 pm

    A consummate lawyer with a knack for problem-solving in politically touchy real estate development transactions, always a gentleman and happy to be helpful. A good wine was always a welcome topic and he was a solid citizen and I have many fond memories of our many times together. We send our condolences to the family in this time of great personal loss and regret being out of the State and missing his Memorial service. Blessings. Mary and Hal Daub

  • Jennifer Boyd Posted April 30, 2024 3:33 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Huck family. I have very fond memories of Bob from my 7 years of working at the firm. He was the most genuine, generous, kindhearted man who unabashedly loved his family. Had a love for golf , wine and sweets! He treated everyone with respect and kindness. I’ll always think of Bob with fondness. Rest in peace Bob.

  • Dennis Van Moorleghem Posted May 1, 2024 5:56 am

    A life long friend and counselor. Always working for the good. You will be missed.

  • Susan Ann Koenig Posted May 1, 2024 7:45 am

    Sincere condolences to the Huck family and to all at the Croker Huck law firm whose lives he impacted over the decades.

  • Melissa Merchant Posted May 1, 2024 8:10 am

    I will always be so thankful for growing up a family friend and having all the memories I have with Bob. Hanging out at his office, listening to loud classical music 🙂 and what I will never forget—his interest in my life. He was a valuable relationship I was blessed to have for many years. All my best to the Huck family

  • Garry Gernandt Posted May 2, 2024 2:08 pm

    To the Huck family, my deepest condolences and continued waves of strength headed your way. I met Bob later in life, each visit was pure joy and an invitation for more. He will be abundantly missed and for sure, ‘a true gift’. Blessings!!

  • Donna Franklin Posted May 3, 2024 6:35 pm

    I was so very sad to hear of Bobs passing. I have such fond memories of him and the whole Huck family every year for the Labor Day tournaments. You would all come to the restaurant after a day of golf and Bob would share all his delicious wines with us. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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