Robert C. “Bob” Adam, 84, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Hemingford Community Care Center.
He was born August 10, 1935 in Hyannis, NE to George Donald and Marcella (Shackelford) Adam.
Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew him through all stages of his life. He grew up on a ranch south of Alliance and attended Alliance High School graduating in 1954. He worked the ranch for a time. Then he went to Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, UT. While he was there he met ReNee’ Galigher. They were united in marriage on August 28, 1958. While in the Air Force they were stationed at Ramstein Germany. After his discharge he went back to ranching north of Hyannis, NE. Years of ranching there lead them to the Alliance area and helping with the family ranch. They also lived in Arizona for 2 years and Bob worked as an electrician. After that adventure they returned to Alliance and he worked for the Nebraska Boys Ranch for a time. He then retired and kept busy with wood working, his children and grandchildren. He and Renee’ took care of each other as the aging process occurred.
Bob loved taking his children fishing, square dancing with Renee’ and other friends. He loved being in his wood shop inventing, building and repairing items. He loved staying busy and sitting around was not his style. Up and at’em. Bob was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and friend. He was always there to help out in any way he could. Always giving to those who needed something. Giving advice to those who wanted knowledge. Sharing wisdom with those who asked. Bob lived a strong Christian life and taught his family the same.
He is survived by his children, Athena (Bobby) Walker of Alliance, Alan (Jamie) Adam of Big Timber, Montana, Annette (Arnold) Wood of Alliance, Ami Adam (Brad Johnson) of Scottsbluff and Andrew (Michelle) Adam of Alliance; his brothers and sisters, Wally (Connie) Adam of Alamogordo, NM, John (Anne) Adam of Alliance, Ted (Nannette) Adam of Lomita, CA, Tom (Ilene) Adam of Austin, TX, Cindy (Dale) Berndt of Lakeside, Peggy (Jim) Weber of Alliance, sister-in-law, Connie Adam of Dallas, TX, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Renee’, his parents, sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Don Behm and his brother, Dwain Adam.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Alliance with Pastor Gideon Achi and Jeanie Sedivy officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 1-7 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to the Hemingford Community Care Center, P.O. Box 307, Hemingford, NE 69348.