Robert M. Dana
October 11, 1954 – September 8, 2021
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 13th from 5pm to 7pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Dr., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7 pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, September 14th at 10:30am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery.
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Robert “Bob” Michael Dana died on September 8, 2021 at home in Omaha, Nebraska. Bob was born on October 11, 1954 in Bloomfield, Nebraska to Robert John Dana and Elizabeth “Bette” Barbara Sanders Dana. Bob married the love of his life, Carol Rae Middleton Dana, on October 12, 1973 and together they have four children: Robert Michael Dana, Jr., Karen Elizabeth Bagley (Dave), Brian Paul Dana (Sarah), and Kevin Oliver Dana (Kim). Bob is survived by his wife, Carol; his children and their spouses; his grandchildren: Morgan, Brody, Tallie, Colin, Kaleb, Brock, Audrey, Kelsey, and Lauren. Bob was devoted to his wife and children. He took great joy in being “Papa” to his nine grandchildren.
After their last child was born, Bob went back to school and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from UNL. Bob worked as an engineer for various companies and himself, but his final and favorite engineering job was with the National Parks Service as a Project Manager. Bob loved camping, cooking, and country music, and Bob and Carol loved to travel and took many wonderful trips together. Bob was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and took an active role in the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his brother, Larry Dana; his infant sister, Agnes; and his parents-in-law, Al and Jean Middleton.