Robert Eugene Abelson

Robert Eugene Abelson

Robert Eugene Abelson

Robert Eugene Abelson

Robert “Bob” Eugene Abelson, age 68 passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 with his wife of 32 years Linda (Sipek) Sommerville, family & friends at his side at Good Samaritan in Beatrice after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob was born June 12, 1951 to Paul & Helen (Frank) Abelson, Jr. in Sioux City, IA. Bob served in the Army from 1971 – 1973 and did OJT at Fort Hood and was stationed at Fort Bliss. Through the years Bob worked at McKenzie Construction, Wilson Trailer, Billy Boy Drive Thru, Coca-Cola, Swingsters, McDonalds, he and Linda owned Diner's Delight & he worked at Store Kraft until he retired when Store Kraft closed in 2014. Bob enjoyed playing with & attending his grandchildren's sporting events, working on vehicles, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, fishing, watching his children race dirt track & attending Nascar races with friends and family.

Bob is survived by his wife Linda (Sipek) Sommerville, mother-in-law June Sipek, brother-in-law Randy & wife Tami Sipek, brother Thomas Abelson & wife Kathy, sister DeLoris Friebus & husband Dave, sister Denise Bailey & husband Randy, children Christopher Abelson, Christine (Abelson) Boulware, Jennifer Abelson, Melissa (Sommerville) Wright, Deidra Sommerville & Aaron Abelson, grandchildren Kaleb Kennedy, Nick Abelson, Collin Abelson, Carly Boulware, Haley Boulware, Austin Case, Jordan Case, Brayden Meyers, Aiden Wright, Karter Wright, Mason Wright, Jaelynn Sommerville & Lilly Hammitt, great-grandchildren Nash Bruck, Kingston Kennedy & Kendall Case. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Paul Abelson, Jr. & Helen Abelson and father-in-law Lumir Sipek.

Services are as follows; The family will greet friends at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home on October 15th in Fairbury from 5 – 7 p.m. Memorials Services will be at 1:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury on October 16th. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery with the Legion Riders & Military Rites by the Fairbury Honor Guard.

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