Robert Willliam “Bob” Hasebroock

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 (; Madonna School (; or Presbyterian Church of the Cross (

To view a live broadcast of the Celebration of Life, please go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.


  • Mary A. Hansen Posted February 10, 2021 5:59 pm

    Sympathy to the family and friends of Bob Hasebrook in the loss of a very nice man. I remember him from church.

  • Lorraine Butler Posted February 10, 2021 7:12 pm

    He is now resting in peace

  • Ray Hasebroock Posted February 10, 2021 7:53 pm

    GP Bob was a role model to not only myself but all of my friends as well. He was the man who took me to my first Husker football game and taught me all the important messages that life requires. GP Bob is living the life he has always wanted up in heaven right now but his legacy will live down here on Earth forever. I love you so much GP!! Thank you for making me the man I am today, I’ll see you soon.

  • Deborah Cashion Posted February 10, 2021 8:23 pm

    I’m so glad I could be there from this site!! Judy always talked of her love for her grandpa. Noah loved him. I have beautiful pictures of them together. I got to meet him when Noah was around 5. I fell in love with him immediately. I thank God Judy and Noah had such a Great Role Model. I’m Noahs Grandma from Virginia.

    He’s walking those streets of Gold with no more pain or sorrow! United with his soulmate. Thank you, again for sharing so I could be there from here. God Bless all of you!!!!

  • Philip Lorenzen Posted February 10, 2021 10:11 pm

    Robert was a longtime Masonic brother and friend. He and I had common interests in banking
    He will be missed and long appreciated for his Masonic and Scottish Rite support and relationships.

    My sincere Sympathy — his was a joy filled life.

  • Timothy P Goodman Posted February 11, 2021 11:59 am

    Bob and Joan and I went to the same church (Presbyterian Church of the Cross) and I played golf with him several times at Miracle Hill. I’ve never met a person who was more of a gentleman than Bob. His scholarly comments and jokes were always welcomed and helped to brighten my day. He was a terrific golfer and his swing was so perfect it was no wonder that he finally got his hole-in-one at Miracle Hill. He will be missed by all. Tim Goodman

  • Evelyn Orr Posted February 12, 2021 1:58 pm

    My acquaintance with Bob was through the local Lewis and Clark History club. Always a friendly interesting gentleman with so much to offer. Condolence to all his family and dear friends. Evelyn Orr

  • Robert Benne Posted February 13, 2021 7:00 pm

    My sympathy goes out to the Hasebroock family at the death of Bob. Bob, five years older than I, was my boyhood idol and model. He was handsome, active in our church, an excellent student, fine athlete, and an accomplished trumpet player. As the first chair player, he glowered down at us beginners when we flubbed. I couldn’t do anything much about my looks but I emulated him in his other excellencies. He seems to have lived a fine life of service and accomplishment, continuous with his younger years. Though I communicated with him only sporadically over the years, I felt strongly connected. I will miss him. His mother, Margaret, also had a positive influence on my life. May he rest in peace.

  • Frederick Eisenhart Posted February 14, 2021 12:19 pm

    I’m Joan Carnaby’s son, and I am so glad that Bob and my mom had a special and loving relationship these past 15 or so years. I got to know Bob and found him to be a man of very high character, as well as knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. He will be missed greatly by me and many people.

  • Dave and Barb Haggart Posted February 19, 2021 2:08 pm

    When Bob and Joan became a couple some 18 years we were so pleased that they had both found someone to love and share their life We had wonderful times with them,, playing golf, day trips to historical sights, attending the Playhouse and Pop concerts. Bob was a true Renaissance Man in many ways. He knew so much about so many different things, and had so many varied interests that he enthusiastically pursued. We shall miss him greatly.

  • Nichole Turgeon-Big Brothers Big Sisters Posted February 19, 2021 2:55 pm

    Bob was an incredible man and a credit to our community. I was so fortunate to spend time with him over the past 15 years as he continued to be involved and supportive with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Our community is truly a better place, especially for youth, for having had Bob with us. I will miss visiting with Bob and calling him for advice and feedback. My most sincere condolences to the entire Hasebroock family and to Joan.

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