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Robert L. Richards, Age 76

Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Robert L. Richards

Cozad Resident:

Robert L. Richards of Cozad passed away September 7th, 2018 at the Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 76. Bob was born May 9th, 1942 in Cozad, Nebraska to Richard and Mary (Keller) Richards. He graduated from Cozad High School with the class of 1959 and enlisted with the US Navy. On June 6th, 1962, he married Norma Werner in Lexington, Nebraska. Following his discharge from the military, the couple made their home in Cozad. Bob was employed by Sperry Corporation and Paulsen, Inc. In his younger years, he loved camping, fishing and boating. Following his retirement, Bob enjoyed woodworking, watching the History Channel, reading historical novels and books about Nebraska. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sister Bonnie and brother Bill. Survivors include his wife Norma of Cozad; children, Brenda Crick and husband Bill of Cozad, Sheryl Bain and husband Tim of Paragould, AR and Eric Richards of Cozad; grandchildren, Jennifer (Anthony), Megan (Jonathan), Miranda (John), Mattie (Tim), Lance, Jordan and Dakota; his brother, Richard Richards of Cozad, eleven great grandkids, and many other relatives and friends. Online condolences may be shared at Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or St. Jude's Hospital. Services were held Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James McCrickard officiating. Burial with Military Honors was held Wednesday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Cozad Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, September 9th, 2018 from 1 to 6pm at Berryman Funeral Home.