Robert “Bob” L. Farmer
Date of Birth
January 6, 1942
Omaha, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 9, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Monday, December 14, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Word of Hope Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

*The funeral service will be live streamed on Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Sunday, December 13, 2020 ~ 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Word of Hope Lutheran Church
157 S. 22nd Street
Ashland, NE 68003

Robert “Bob” L. Farmer, 78 of Ashland passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  He was born January 6, 1942 in Omaha, NE to Harry and Vivian (Gilmore) Farmer.  Bob was raised on the family farm south of Ashland and graduated from Ashland High School in 1959.  Following graduation Bob attended the National Business Institute, now called Lincoln School of Commerce, achieving a degree in business.

Bob began his career with Burlington Northern Rail Road as a real estate manager serving in NE, WA, TX, CO and IA.  He retired at the age of 55 when he returned to his life of farming.  Bob enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1963 and was honorably discharged in 1969.

Bob was united in marriage to Vicki Phillips in Sioux City, IA.  From this union three children were born, Christopher, Carrie and Kimberly.  Vicki passed away from a long illness in 2011.  Bob later married Patricia Richmond on November 30, 2018 in Ashland.

Bob was member of Word of Hope Lutheran Church in Ashland.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Farmer of Ashland, NE; son, Christopher (Stephanie) Farmer of Waverly, NE; daughters, Carrie (David) Codding of Kansas City, MO, Kimberly Farmer of Ashland, NE; step-children, Bradley Richmond and Karma (David) Phillips all of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Payton & Colton Farmer of Waverly, Cole & Carson June Codding of Kansas City, Mikayla, Isaac, Tyler & Paige Nonella of Ashland; step-grandchilden, Ashlea & Amber Phillips of Lincoln; sister, Joyce (Richard) Frahm of Blacksburg, VA; twin brother, William “Bill” (Sherry) Farmer of Ashland, NE; aunt, Frances Rau of Lincoln, NE; six nieces; one nephew; many great-nieces & nephews; cousins and close friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Harry & Vivian Farmer; step-father, Floyd Gove; wife, Vicki Farmer; niece, Kathy Frahm and many aunts & uncles.

Condolences for Robert “Bob” L. Farmer
  1. Amy Michelle Willcockson
    • December 10, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Our sincerest apologies and sympathy. May the love in your heart and memories comfort you everyday. Hugs, prayers and much love! Amy Michelle & Matt Willcockson

  2. Marilyn Berryman
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    We were privileged to know Bob when we attended Faith Christian Church together. He was a true Christian and exemplary husband and father. I’m sure his loss will be shared by many. May God welcome him to the kingdom.

  3. Teresa Keiser PInkerton
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Bob was my first cousin, and always so kind and friendly. My heart goes out to Pat, and the rest of his family, and I’m praying they experience God’s comfort as they grieve their loss.

  4. Fran and Don Nielsen
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Both my husband and I had the opportunity to work with him at the Burlington Norther Santa Fe Railroad. It was a joy knowing him. Peace be with your family.

  5. Gene & Mary Roncka
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Our sincere sympathy to you Pat and the entire family of Bob. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  6. Karisa
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Carrie and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am thinking of you during this challenging time.

  7. Pam
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Carrie and family, many condolences, thoughts, prayers, and love.

  8. Mimi Basa
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Our deepest condolences May Bob dance in Heaven with the Angels we are thinking of you during this difficult time our prayers are with you all Kim and Family..

  9. Trina McCall
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    From my family to yours. Our love, prayer & deepest sympathies.

  10. Robert A Siebels
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Bob and I worked at BNSF Railroad together. Sorry to read of his passing. Fond memories of our times together. RIP. Condolences to his family. Bob and Sharon Siebels

  11. Judy and Bud Alexander
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Chris and Stephanie and family members. May God bring you through this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Judy and Bud Alexander

  12. Pam Albinson
    • December 12, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Dear children and Pat, My heavy heart sends you a virtual hug. Bob was one of the finest men I have ever met with his kindness and patience in life. The cousins will miss him always.

  13. Riley and Brenda Davis
    • December 12, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Farmer Family at this time. Bob will be sadly missed by his loved ones. Enjoyed our talks when visiting daughter Carrie and her family in KC.

  14. Dottie Svendsen
    • December 13, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Pat I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the families.

  15. Lori Grant
    • December 13, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Bob was a gentle kind soul, he will be greatly missed by family and friends. I pray his family will be comforted in their memories of his godly life.

  16. • December 13, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Condolences to Pat, Chris, Carrie and Kim, Joyce and Bill. Prayers for you all as you grieve the loss of Bob.

  17. Connie Heidenreich
    • December 14, 2020 - 3 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you Carrie and your family. Hand on tight to all those sweet memories of your Dad.

  18. Teresa Anderson
    • December 14, 2020 - 3 years ago

    To Bob Farmer’s family: My sincere sadness at the passing of Bob. I met Bob through his wife Pat and enjoyed talking with him about his career at BNSF. He was a generous soul to all who met him.

  19. Anonymous
    • December 14, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Cherish your memories, Pat. The Lord needed Bob.
    Take care and be safe. Mary M Willcockson.

  20. Diana L George
    • December 14, 2020 - 3 years ago

    As my first cousin I’ve known Bob over many years and many family gatherings. He has been an inspiration to me in many ways, but his hard work, calm loving demeanor and the dedication and care for his family and others stand out for me. I have been a beneficiary of his generous hospitality and will miss him, dearly. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. We can take comfort that we will see him again in the presence of our Lord. With love, Rest in Peace, Bob

  21. Jen Burns
    • December 16, 2020 - 3 years ago

    I remember your dad as my Grandmother Mildreds neighbor and playing with Chris growing up. Many fond memories of that. Thoughts and prayers for you all at this time.

  22. Anonymous
    • December 18, 2020 - 3 years ago

    God be with you. A can’t believe he is gone. So sorry Pat.
    We will miss him.
    JoAnn and Larry. Hi

  23. Paul and Loretta Eisenhauer
    • December 28, 2021 - 2 years ago

    We were saddened to hear of your double loss and will keep you in our prayers at this difficult time. May our loving God provide strength and guidance to persevere and give you a vision for future joys!

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