Robert J. Michelic

Robert J. Michelic

November 21, 1929 – September 1, 2018

Preceded in death by wife, Eleanore.  Survived by daughter, Margie Smith; son, Robert G. Michelic (Karen Stacey); grandchildren: Michele Yates (Stattin), Meghan Smith, and Alex Michelic (Meghan); great-grandchildren: Eleanore, Elekah, Ophelia, and Winnifred; sister, Mildred Buchwald.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 6th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, September 7th at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.  Memorials are suggested to American Red Cross or American Cancer Society.



  • Beth Haste Posted September 4, 2018 6:32 am

    Bob, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You and your family will be in our hearts and minds this week.

  • Joe and Kelly Souder Posted September 4, 2018 9:10 am

    Margie, Michele and Meghan – we want to send our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your father and grandfather. He definitely lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute of it. We are so glad we were able to see him when he was at Bergan and he was excited about the football season starting. We will definitely miss Go Big Red Bob!

  • Sandy Buda Posted September 4, 2018 12:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Will be there Friday to help celebrate his wonderful life.

  • Ginny & Jim Stockton Posted September 4, 2018 12:48 pm

    From the first time I met Margie’s Daddy I felt totally comfortable. He was a positive, fun & loving man to us. I know your family will miss that huge personality of his but I guarantee he & your Momma are going to be right beside you all,…… everyday. We are so sorry for your loss .i bet he has one awesome garden in heaven! Sending much love & prayers♥️

  • Dale Rathe Posted September 5, 2018 12:38 pm

    My sincerest sympathy to Bibby and Margie on the loss of your Dad. He was a great man and in all aspectts of life! I can still recall him coming the front door of the house on 14th street and whistling for Bobby to come in for the night. An excellent role model for all to see. May God Bless.

    • Bob Michelic Posted September 8, 2018 5:28 am


      Thanks for the well wishes. My sister and I lives were blessed with a great father, caregiver and role model. He loved his family deeply, sharing a majority of his time celebrating life with us, teaching us to be honest, trustworthy, respectful, courageous, educated and responsible. He made us secure about ourselves and offered many opportunities to experience a great life, including the rich childhood on 14th street. I was digging through memorabilia last Tues and found a paragraph in my grade school paper where I stated “I am starting my day with next door neighbor Dale, eating an orange and watching Captain Kangaroo before school”.

      Dad served our country as a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and Omaha Fire Captain. and was honored so beautiful at the funeral yesterday.

      Thanks for reaching out Dale, your thoughts of my Dad mean a lot to my sister and I.

      Bob Michelic

  • Tim and Kris Melonis Posted September 7, 2018 3:46 pm

    Dear Margie, Bob and family, Your dad was a great friend to my folks and to me, we know that there will be a hole in your world by Bob not being there for you any more. You all are in our prayers, Tim and Kris (Bella Vista, AR.)

    • Bob Michelic Posted September 8, 2018 5:15 am

      Thank You Tim and Kris for your condolence.

      Tim – My father talked about his pride for you rising to captain on the force, your mom and dad having fun dining, laughing, in Omaha or on a beach vacation with Mom, Dad, Jack and Dorothy Williams. I had several slide photos of them together, shown during his vigil services, laughing and having a good time. The services were held Thurs. and yesterday and were well attended, including (3) firefighters from Engine 34, who posted color guard and parked a rig in front of the mortuary. Dad will be missed, but our memories of him will be treasured forever.

      If you like a copy of your mom and dad photos emailed to you, please email request to me.

      God Bless.

      Bob Michelic, Karen Stacey (Spouse)

      Margie Smith (Daughter)

  • laura Pavelchik Posted September 13, 2018 8:45 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my prayers..

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