Robert "Bob" P. Schneck
Robert "Bob" P. Schneck
October 14, 1936 -
November 9, 2019
Robert P. ‘Bob’ Schneck, age 83, of Fremont
Died Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Nye Legacy in Fremont.
Robert Paul Schneck was born in Buffalo, NY, to Victor and Esther (Schroer) Schneck on
October 14, 1936. Robert attended Capital Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, and during
his pastoral internship, married Eleanor Jean Parde in Beatrice, NE. Over 20 years, Bob served
as a Lutheran pastor to Bluffs Trinity in Fremont, Zion Lutheran in Johnson, and Trinity Lutheran
in DeWitt. After moving to Fremont in 1983, he was a financial planner and enjoyed helping
others learn to save and invest money for retirement. He then developed and operated Super
Suds Car Wash for over 20 years. After starting his own student transportation company in
college, and then throughout his life, he drove a school bus for Johnson-Brock, Fremont Public
Schools and Logan View Public Schools.
Bob was a gifted photographer and painter, painting landscapes from many of his photos,
typically the Rocky Mountains and New England, where he and the family often camped. He
also constructed beautiful wooden furniture, including numerous grandfather clocks and hutches
In 2003, Bob and Jean purchased ground in Fontanelle, where Bob took pride in planting
beautiful flower gardens, caring for his trees, and developing hiking trails. He also enjoyed being
a beekeeper and harvesting his own honey. Many of his retirement days were spent babysitting
his grandkids several days each week. He was the expert mashed potato maker in the family
and the cookie dough taster, saying no cookie’s flavor was ever enhanced through the baking
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean in Feb., 2018, son Paul in Jan. 1975, his parents,
brothers Donald and Harold, and sister Norma Kroening.
He is survived by 2 sons, Mark (Diane) of Hooper, Jim of Denver, CO, daughter, Kathy (Dave)
Kirby of Fremont, 5 grandchildren, brother-in-law Les Parde of Fremont, sisters-in-law Esther
Schneck and Wendy Schneck, and step-siblings Linda Rowell, Marilyn Schneck and Nelson
Schneck all of New York.
The funeral will be 10:30am, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church north of Arlington. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 5pm to 7pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Memorials are suggested to the church or to Parkinson’s Research at UNMC.
Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com