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.
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.