Robert M. VanDeusen

Robert M. VanDeusen

December 31, 1939 – November 2, 2021

FUNERAL SERVICES: Saturday, November 6th at 10:30am at West Center Chapel with Military Honors.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Robert M. VanDeusen was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 31, 1939, and passed away on November 2, 2021. 

Robert graduated from South High School and then served in the U.S. Army.  Returning from the service a short time later, he met Marlys, and they were married in June of 1967.  He was self-employed in floor covering for many years and was a manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart until his retirement at the age of 70.  At that time, he began his golfing adventures including a hole in one at Elmwood Golf Course.  Bob had many hobbies and even more friends.  He enjoyed the fishing trips the “guys” would take, many trips he and Marlys took and being with his family.  The grandkids knew he was their biggest fan.  He loved going or listening to their sporting events.   

Bob was an adoring father to Michelle and Robyn, keeping them smiling with his jokes and stories.  He loved celebration with family and friends from the neighborhood circle gatherings, to horseshoes at the cabin to fireworks on the Fourth of July!  He never met a beer he didn’t like.  He will be greatly missed by all. 

Robert is survived by his wife, Marlys; their two daughters, Michelle Klein (Keith) and Robyn Jernigan (Michael); six grandchildren of whom he adored:  Josh, Jarrett and Jordyn Klein, Gable, Gibson and Griffey Jernigan; sister, Erin Wilson (Woody); nephews; in-laws; cousins and friends.  



  • Larry Zier Posted November 3, 2021 1:50 pm

    Marlys, you will be in my prayers take care I know how difficult this time is for you lean on your family for all the help you need.

  • Michele Lootens Posted November 3, 2021 2:18 pm

    Marty, Michellle & Robyn & family. Words cannot describe what a loss this is. He was our all-time favorite cousin.. such a good man. He will be dearly missed to say the least. Much Love💛

  • Jay & Yvette Cline Posted November 3, 2021 3:25 pm

    Marlys and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences.

  • Pam & Pat Kealy Posted November 3, 2021 7:13 pm

    Marly, Michelle & Robin~ Bob will be greatly missed. I was always grateful for his help with my flooring needs. I especially enjoyed helping him with his eyewear needs. He is a wonderful man that truly loved his family. Love and lots of prayers during this difficult time.

  • Chris Dunn Posted November 3, 2021 7:23 pm

    Thinking of all of you and praying hard. We are so sad. Love you all.

  • Janet Guse Posted November 3, 2021 7:36 pm

    All I can say is I’m going to very much miss this awesome neighbor of mine! He taught me and the boys many things after losing Rick, Loved enjoying a beer and a good conversation on the deck! Such a kind fun man, RIP Bob, you so deserve it, Love Janet Grant & Nick

  • Judi Tapp Posted November 4, 2021 6:34 pm

    My heart goes out to all of Bob’s family. He was a loving and generous guy and truly loved by all!!

  • Susan Murphy Elsner Posted March 8, 2022 2:22 pm

    Just today I found out about Rob through my brother, Roger. He received noticed from South High and wondered if this was our cousin and it is. I’m so sorry to hear this Marlys, Erin and Woody and other family members. Rob was always a special person in my youth and I remember him fondly. May God bless and comfort you all.

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