Robert J. Whelton

Robert J. Whelton

January 28, 1947 – June 13, 2021

 Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Whelton; sisters, Billi Whelton and Jeanie Cruz.  Survived by daughters, Theresa Hospodka (John), Sara Penke (Brian); six grandchildren: Daniel, Max, Conor, and Addy Hospodka, Lily and Shelby O’Mara; sister, Mary Nosal (Steve); brothers, John Whelton and Mike Whelton (Dawn).

Family will receive friends Thursday, June 17th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, June 18th at 11:15am at St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th Street.  Internment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery with Military Honors by Benson VFW 2503.  Memorials are suggested to Siena Francis House or Omaha Public Library Foundation.

To view live broadcast of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.



  • Bryan Cruz Posted June 15, 2021 9:06 pm

    You will be missed Bob. Say hi to Grandma, Grandpa, mom and Billi. Love you. ❤️

  • daniel kuhns Posted June 15, 2021 10:46 pm

    Rest in Peace Bob, I have nothing but fond memories. All my love to the family.

  • Jim Busenbark Posted June 17, 2021 6:48 am

    I remember Bob from grade school and high school. He had a very likeable personality. My fond memory of Bob was his ability to laugh heartily without making a noise. I considered that an asset in a Catholic school where a nun with a ruler in hand dealt out immediate discipline when needed.

  • Sandra Floreani Culbertson Posted June 18, 2021 6:49 am

    i went to Cathedral with Bob. We shared a few classes. Bob had a wicked sense of humor that made even the most dull class enjoyable. However, his humor was never at the expense of others. Bob was kind; and, possessed a warm & gentle smile. RIP Bob, you are missed already.. My condolences to the family.

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