Omaha - Preceded in death by son Scott (Survived by Wife Susan), sisters Jeanette Queen, Betty Jones. Survived by children Todd (Ginger), Robin (George) Weingaertner, Brent (Laura), Julie (Jon) Ish, Debi (Tom) Clark, Leslie Patterson, Chad (Kelli), many grandchildren & great grandchildren, siblings Marilyn (Tom) Murtaugh, Marge Smith, Jerry (Rose), Emily Topley, Larry, family and friends.
Bob Bostwick, a loving father, devoted coach, and proud Marine, passed away on June 21st, 2023, surrounded by his seven children, several grandchildren, beloved brother, and dear friends. Born in Hammond, Indiana, Bob's family relocated to Obert, NE, before ultimately settling in Omaha.
In 1956, Bob enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving with distinction for four years, including three years stationed in Okinawa, Japan. As Bob battled Alzheimer's, many memories faded, but his time in the Marines remained a shining beacon that brought him joy and filled him with pride.
Following his honorable discharge, Bob returned to Omaha, where he married June (Staab) Blair. Together, they had seven children: Scott, Todd, Robin, Brent, Julie, Debi, and Leslie. After they divorced, Bob had another child Chad with his partner Shirley (Adler) Moos.
Bob was deeply committed to the youth of North Omaha, and in 1965, he played a pivotal role in establishing the L'il Vikes Youth Football Association. His impact on countless lives is immeasurable, as he dedicated 54 years to coaching. Known for his ability to cultivate talent and athleticism, Bob's true gift lay in shaping young boys into men of strong work ethics, sportsmanship, and unwavering respect for the power of teamwork.
Beyond his coaching endeavors, Bob reveled in his passions for rodeo, camping, canoeing, and hunting. An avid history enthusiast, he particularly delved into the settlement of the western United States. Bob even partook in Mountain Man Rendezvous alongside his fellow mountain man and brother, Jerry Bostwick.
A celebration of Bob's life and lasting legacy will be held on Wednesday, June 28th, at Bob Bostwick Field, located at 7200 John J Pershing Drive, Omaha, NE. Join us for Bob's Final Tailgate, beginning at noon, where we will honor his memory. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided, and if you wish to contribute a side dish, please feel free to bring one. Let's gather together, bringing our chairs and coolers, for one last heartfelt toast to Coach Bob.
Bob Bostwick will forever remain in our hearts, his impact on the community and the lives he touched reverberating through generations. May his spirit guide us and inspire us to embody the values he cherished so dearly.
Visitation Tuesday (6/27/2023) 5:00 - 6:30 PM with Vigil Service 6:30 PM at St. Philip Neri Church 8200 N. 30th St. Omaha. Graveside Service Wednesday 10:30 AM at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials to the family to be determined later.
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