Robert “Bob” D. Elliott
Date of Birth
September 7, 1943
Williston, North Dakota
Entered into Rest
December 31, 2017
Greenwood, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Friday, January 5, 2018 ~ 11:00 a.m.
American Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Private Interment

Visitation Directions

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Time for Sharing Memories ~ 7:00 p.m.
American Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In Care of the Family for Future Designation

Robert “Bob” Duane Elliott, 74, of Greenwood, NE, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home in Greenwood, NE.  He was born September 7, 1943 in Williston, ND to Benjamin and Martha (Imsland) Elliott.  Bob attended Raymond High School and then joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served his country for 8 years.  On August 11, 1972, Bob was married to Nancy Tong in Ray, ND.  Bob worked for National Crane in Waverly for 27 years.  Bob also worked for the Ashland Care Center, Oxbow Living Center and the Village of Greenwood.

Robert was a member of the Greenwood Fire Department where he served as fire chief for 4 years and an EMT for 20 years.  He was a member of the Ashland-Greenwood Booster Club.  Bob always enjoyed attending his grandkid’s sporting events, recreational shooting with his family, and being an EMT volunteer with his daughters at the Cornhusker State Games.

He is survived by wife of 45 years, Nancy Elliott; children, Ann Marie (Jerry) Corey of Greenwood, NE, Heather Elliott of Greenwood, NE, William Elliott of Omaha, NE, Kyle Elliott of Pennsylvania, Debra Abel of Stevens Point, WI; grandchildren, Jessica and Travis Eggert, Trevor Corey, Brody Elliott, Statton Corey, Grace McCart-Elliott and Kylie Abel; great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Cole Novak, Vienna and Camden Corey, Stella and Kade Eggert and Kasyn Elliott; step-father, Harvey LaJoie; brother, Benjamin (Ann) Elliott of Raymond, NE; sisters, Helen (Clay) Ringstad of Eagle, NE and Marlene Donnelly of Ray, ND; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by mother Martha LaJoie, father, Benjamin Elliott; sister, Patricia Long.

Condolences for Robert “Bob” D. Elliott
  1. Jamie Alley & Family
    • January 1, 2018 - 4 years ago

    I am so very sorry for your loss! Bob will be missed by so many!! My thoughts and prayers to you all during this most difficult time!!

  2. Jeri lin morris
    • January 1, 2018 - 4 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. My heart ways heavy for your family

    Jeri josh Brandon and Austin

  3. Shirley & Gary Skarphol
    • January 1, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Nancy & family – so very sorry for your loss! Praying the Angels wrap their loving arms around you and God gives you peace. May your memories help ease your hearts.

  4. Jackie Bailey
    • January 1, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Prayers for all of you. Bob was an amazing husband and father. He was so laid back and calming to be around. He cared deeply for all and was quick to volunteer his time whenever needed. I know he will be desperately missed by friends and family. How fortunate I was to have had him in my life. Love you all.

  5. Rhonda Ford
    • January 1, 2018 - 4 years ago

    So sorry for your loss, thoughts & prayers

  6. Kevin Long
    • January 1, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Hi..sorry wasn’t able to be there for your family at this time…but have kept u in my thoughts and heart..I know how tuff it can be to go thru the passing of one of your parents and my heart goes out to you..all I can say is be there for each other to get thru this tuff time and love and enjoy the time that u have together and someday we will see your dad again when we leave this place..for now He is with his mother and my mother and other loved ones that have passed on before us and his suffering is over and he is at peace..we all love u guys even tho we aren’t able to see each other very often..we are all here for you to the best of our abilities and will see you in the near future when you have a memorial.service.for him in NDak..for now just want to say we are all sad for him to having to leave us and try your best to go on and try live happy lives and be there for each other.

  7. Lynnette Kay Winters
    • January 1, 2018 - 4 years ago

    To the Elliott Family. Prayers and Love during your time of loss. He will be always in your heart and his love will always hold you most dear.

  8. Ron Gore
    • January 1, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Bob was one of the good guys, I am saddened to hear of his passing. During my time in Greenwood, as a volunteer firefighter, Bob was one of the few who took the time to be a mentor on the department. He did it without being asked. He actually gave a damn, which is pretty rare in all walks of life. To Nancy and the kids:I am sorry for your loss. But cherish the memories. For Bob was a real hero, he served his country, his community and raised a family that obviously loved him. There are many who will never measure up to that standard or know that pleasure. But Bob certainly did.

  9. Linda (Davidson) Wooters
    • January 2, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Nancy and family, May God Comfort you at this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish your precious memories.

  10. Charles & Lois Daniel
    • January 2, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Dear Nancy and family. Our prayers and hugs go out to your family. Take care of yourself. If you happen to see Ben tell him hi and we are praying for him also. RIP Bob

  11. Mary Jensen
    • January 2, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Nancy and family: sorry to hear of your loss.

  12. Janet Johnson
    • January 3, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Nancy and family-thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  13. Harlan Haughton
    • January 4, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Bob was a hard working man and cared about people he will be missed. Our prayer are with the family.

  14. Todd Mandery
    • January 4, 2018 - 4 years ago

    It was very nice to know that I was blessed to have the presence of this man not only as I was young but also as I got older and was actually able to work with him also he was a good man always with a smile and something funny to say he will be truly miss Todd mandery

  15. Donna Smith
    • January 5, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Always enjoyed working with him at National Crane. He was a sweet man.

  16. Donna Smith
    • January 5, 2018 - 4 years ago

    My thoughts are to the family.

  17. Dick and Cathy Watson
    • January 5, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  18. Tim and Judi Carter
    • January 5, 2018 - 4 years ago

    My heart goes out to you and your family Nancy. So sorry for your loss.

  19. Rhonda Daniel
    • January 5, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Nancy and Family, I am holding you all up in prayers at this sad time for you. Remember you will all see him again one day and till then he will be right beside you the rest of your days here in our temporary home. Nancy my sweet friend lean on your Family and Friends to help get you through this ruff and lonely time for you. Sending you big hugs and Love ya.

  20. Billy and Sandy West
    • January 6, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Nancy and Family, Billy and I are deeply sorry for your loss. You have been in our thoughts and prayers daily. Your pain will never go away, but you will learn to live with it. Bob left behind a beautiful legacy for his family, his community, and the country he so proudly served. You will always have the memories to cherish as Bob continues to watch over you. God’s blessings to you.

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