Gerald R. “Bob” Brophy
Date of Birth
September 30, 1923
Lamar, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 9, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Friday, February 14, 2020 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by U. S. National Guard & American Legion #129
Interment at Fairview Cemetery ~ Lincoln, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Thursday, February 13, 2020 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In Care of the Family for Future Designation

Gerald R. “Bob” Brophy, 96, of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Tabitha Good House in Lincoln, NE.  He was born September 30, 1923 in Lamar, NE to Michael and Ruth (Hoggsett) Brophy.  Bob attended high school in Roseland, NE and he received a degree in aeronautical engineering from Emporia State.  He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a pilot for aerial photographer during WWII.  On April 23, 1960, he was married to Loretta Mae Campbell in Seward, NE.

Bob was a member of American Legion #129 and the Disabled American Veterans.  One of his favorite hobbies was gardening.

He is survived by children, Bob (Maurine) Brophy Jr. of Arizona, Jerry (Marge) Kershner of Minden, NE, Vaunda (Bill) Schwenck of Arizona and Jerry (Bonnie) Stotler of Kansas; step-children, Kenny (Marsha) Danner of Ashland, NE, Dick (Wanda) Danner of Mississippi and Cindy White of Texas; 18 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren; brother, Francis Brophy of Cambridge, NE; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl (Karen) Campbell, Phyllis Johnson and Norma (Ryland) Giles; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Brophy; parents, Michael and Ruth Brophy; and four brothers.

Condolences for Gerald R. “Bob” Brophy
  1. Brian Alley
    • February 10, 2020 - 11 months ago

    grandpa, you will be deeply missed.
    I’m sad to hear of you leaving this world, but at the same time in glad to hear you have moved on and you and grandma are together again.

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