Robert William “Bob” Hasebroock
February 15, 1932 – February 9, 2021
Robert William “Bob” Hasebroock, loving dad, grandfather, “GPBob,” Husker fan, and friend to so many, died peacefully on Feb. 9, 2021. Bob was born in Scribner, NE on Feb. 15, 1932, the only son of Senator William and Dr. Margaret E. Hasebroock. He grew up in West Point, NE and graduated from West Point High School in 1950. His love of Nebraska football began in middle school where he played the trumpet in the band and participated in Band Day at Memorial Stadium. That love of the Big Red continued through his years at the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and The Innocents, graduating in 1954. He was a football season ticket holder for 68 years.
After serving three years as a navigation pilot in the U.S. Air Force and obtaining his Master’s Degree at the University of Houston, Bob became a banker in the Omaha area during the 1960s and ‘70s. He helped found the local Big Brothers chapter, the refurbishing and financing of the Western Heritage Museum, and most recently, the development of the Kiwanis Club of Omaha Golden K Foundation. He also served on the District 66 School Board for six years and was a 60-year member of the Scottish Rite/Omaha. He loved Omaha and, having grown up in the farmland of West Point and surrounding areas, was well versed in the history of farming and just about everything Midwest.
Bob was an avid historian; loved Lewis and Clark; and was a devoted member of the Maiwand Jazails (the Sherlock Holmes Society fan club). When not playing golf, you could always find him with a good book, listening to his favorite jazz, or describing and sharing his love of food.
Bob is survived by his former wife, Gracia Henkle; his three children: Linda Naticchioni and her son Alex, Julie O’Connell and her children Kelly, Casey, and Shane, and Mark Hasebroock and his wife Jane and their children, Abigail, David (Beth), Andrew (Becca), Ashley, Lewis, Louise, Samantha and Raymond; four great-grandchildren: Lola, Olivia, Jack, and Lucy; several nieces and nephews; and his trusted companion for many years, Joan Carnaby.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Saturday, Feb. 20th at 10am at the West Center Chapel. Interment with military honors: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Hooper, NE. Suggested memorials: Kiwanis Club of Omaha Golden K Foundation (omaha-gk.kiwanisone.org); Madonna School (madonnaschool.org); or Presbyterian Church of the Cross (churchofthecrossomaha.org).
To view a live broadcast of the Celebration of Life, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.