R. Bruce Haskell

7343522 Fbs

R. Bruce Haskell, 92, of North Platte, passed away February 3, 2021 at Linden Court. He was born July 21, 1928 to Kent and Alice (Johnson) Haskell in Arnold, NE.

Bruce graduated from Stapleton High School with the class of 1946. He was active in sports, earning letters in football and basketball. Bruce graduated from University of Nebraska in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Journalism.

Bruce grew up on a sandhills ranch and spent the early years of life with livestock, his “First Love”. After high school he went to Wyoming and was employed at Wyoming Hereford Ranch before starting college. After college he took a job with an agriculture chemical manufacturing company in the sales division. He was in that type of work for many years and worked in many different states in the Midwest.

Bruce was in the United States Army from 1951-1953 with one year of that being in Japan. His assignment was in the veterinary corp. He was a member of American Legion and VFW.

Survivors include two children, Brooke Meyer of McMinnville, OR, and Chad (Melissa) Haskell of Boise, ID; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Riley and Don; sister, Gayle (Bud) McGooden.

Memorials are suggested to 20th Century Veterans Memorial. Online condolences may be shared at

Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 8, 2021 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Monahan officiating. Inurnment will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be held noon-4:00 P.M. with family present from 2:00-4:00 P.M., Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. The service will be livestreamed on the Adams & Swanson Facebook page for those unable to attend.