Robert L. “Bob” Sweetwood

Robert L. “Bob” Sweetwood

October 5, 1935


Robert L. “Bob” Sweetwood was born October 5, 1935.  Raised in South Omaha with his brothers and sister, Bob met the love of his life, Nancy Etter, while mowing fairways for her father at Spring Lake Golf Course.  They graduated South High School, married, and had four children, whom he adored.  The other love of Bob’s life were his nine grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Bob was born a salesman with an always easy going disposition, whose personality radiated a room.  He spent the majority of his career in the food distribution business, a long-time salesman for Dougherty Brokerage.  Bob was an avid golfer, who enjoyed playing Elmwood and Applewood with wife Nancy, friends and family.  Bob always had a smile, a kind word and incredible sense of humor.  To know Bob was a privilege.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Sweetwood; children: Steven Sweetwood (Barb) Kennewick, WA; Sherry Charf (Dan), Omaha; Daniel Sweetwood (Lorri); Elkhorn; and Dana Wiebers; Omaha; brothers, Don Sweetwood, Phoenix, AZ; and Rex Sweetwood (Carole), Liberty, MO; sister, Carol Duple, Kearney; grandchildren: Stephanie Sweetwood, Levi Charf, Shelby Duncan (Josh), Jacob Sweetwood, Jenna McQuistan (Jon); Joseph Sweetwood, Brynn and Brooke Wiebers; great-grandchild, Beckett Duncan; sister-in -law, Sandy Heskett; nephews, Terry and Josh Heskett and Jim Etter Jr.; and many nephews and nieces.  Preceded in death by grandson, Robert L Gunwall.

Bob was an active member of Morning Star Lutheran Church.  Memorials suggested to the Morning Star Lutheran Church or family.

A Celebration of Bob’s life will be at a later date.





  • Terry & Christine Heskett Posted May 8, 2020 6:00 pm

    Going to miss my uncle
    Always could make you laugh with his sense of humor

  • Kay Workman Posted May 8, 2020 6:50 pm

    Your dad was an amazing person. I am thankfulul to have gotten yo meet him. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs my dear friend.

    Nancy (Momma Sweetwood)
    Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort.
    Sending you many hugs.

    Caring thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Good Bless!

  • Mary Ann Ronneau ( Swanda) Posted May 10, 2020 3:03 pm

    My dear friends Sherry & Dan . im so sorry for your loss. I was privledged to be an acquaintance of your dad ! Ill never forget the sound of his voice, absolutely beautiful. Such a kind & funny gentleman. I know youll miss him. But you have a huge heart. He will be with you forever my friend..

  • Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ Posted May 12, 2020 10:26 am

    Dear Steve and your extended family: We were classmates at Westside, but there were 773 of us, so I don’t expect you to remember. Somehow my dad knew your father, and I remember meeting him several times when I was a kid. I’m sorry to hear of his death, but consoled to know he lived a wonderful life and had strong faith. I will remember him at church this week. -Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ

  • Jerry & Mary Jo Sund Posted May 19, 2020 6:53 pm

    Nancy and family, we were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, Our Love and prayers are with you . Gpd’s Peace and comfort,

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