Robert L Reichstadt

Robert L. Reichstadt

September 13, 1941 – January 13, 2022

Bob was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Dr. Paul R and Helen Reichstadt. He graduated from Westside High School in 1959 and then went to work for Union Pacific Railroad. While Bob grew up in Omaha, he spent many summers with his grandparents, at their cabins in Spirit Lake, Iowa. After a year at U.P., Bob attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in business. He became a salesperson for Getty Oil Company where he traveled the east coast and managed territories in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

In 1973, Bob returned to Omaha with his family, where he owned and managed Bender-Ross Equipment Co., an agricultural manufacturing company, making manlifts for grain elevators. While providing for his family, he enjoyed several activities with friends. His passions were playing bridge, tennis, hunting and fishing. Bob loved Spirit Lake and shared his experiences every summer with his family and friends, bringing them to the same cabins where he spent his youth.

In 1986, a new opportunity arose, so Bob (and family) ventured to New Hampshire, purchasing an oil distributing business. Only a few short years later, another opportunity presented itself and Bob purchased Dependable Manufacturing, a chair manufacturing company, in Bellevue, Nebraska. He continued that business under the name, SDI Manufacturing, until he retired. With Bob’s love of water, he made his home on Hanson Lakes in Bellevue where he lived for twenty years. Bob had many wonderful life experiences with his family and friends.

Preceded in death by parents, Dr. Paul R. and Helen. Survived by son, Scott (Sheri); daughter, Amy (John) Becker; grandchildren, Ben & Beth Becker; sister, Suanne (Gary) Townsend.

VISITATION : Friday January 21st at 12pm noon.

SERVICES: Friday, January 21st at 1pm, West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Amedisys Foundation or the Open Door Mission.


  • Amy Becker Posted January 20, 2022 9:33 am

    Miss you, Dad!

  • Donna Venegas Posted January 20, 2022 11:35 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    (We will meet again someday my dear Special friend)

  • Donna Venegas Posted January 20, 2022 11:36 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    (We will meet again someday my dear Special friend, you will always hold a place in my heart)

  • Donna Venegas Posted January 20, 2022 11:37 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    Your dad was a wonderful friend to many.

  • GARY THRASHER Posted January 20, 2022 1:17 pm

    Bob was a fraternity brother and good friend . I will miss him but remember the good times and joint ventures..

  • Shannon Zazueta Posted January 21, 2022 12:56 pm

    Bob became my buddy over the last several years coming to have breakfast at my job. We are Already missing him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family today. He was an awesome guy with an amazing sense of humor.

  • Cheri Irwin Posted January 25, 2022 8:30 am

    I knew Bob as my brother in law. He was outgoing, smart and quick witted. He was a hardworking man and lived to provide for his family. RIP Bob. You will be missed.

  • Ron Ristroph Posted May 23, 2022 7:22 pm

    Just learned of Bob’s passing as we (my wife, Linda and I) looked him up to contact him to meet us for breakfast as we drove through Omaha tomorrow. I spent many fine hours with Bob in both Nebraska and Cabo San Lucas, playing tennis, discussing life and watching sports. I will miss him and our annual catch-ups. He was a fine man who will be sadly missed. My sincere condolences to his family and to all those who loved him.

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