Robert “Bob” Forrester age 90 of Arnold, NE passed away November 22, 2020 at the Callaway Good Life Center in Callaway, NE.
A private funeral service will be held Friday, November 27th at 2:00 pm at the Baptist Church in Arnold, NE with Pastor Irv Jennings officiating. The funeral will be livestreamed at www.govierbrothers.com Public is invited to the Graveside service at 3:00 pm with burial at the Arnold Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 27th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Baptist Church in Arnold. Arnold Funeral Home/Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com. Arnold Funeral Home will comply with the CDC and State of Nebraska.
Robert (Bob) Raymond Forrester was born June 17, 1930 in Arnold Nebraska to Oliver and Nora (Huffman) Forrester. He died November 22, 2020 in Callaway. He grew up in Arnold, graduating from Arnold High School in 1948. Bob started his career at age 15 washing cars in his father’s car business, and purchased the business, developing it into Forrester’s Dodge City. Bob loved what he did and could be found for the next 72 years building a repeat customer business. He enjoyed his work and felt fortunate to do something he loved.
Bob was a man of few words but modeled before his family the value of hard work, treating people fairly, and taking the time to make sure a job was well done.
He was a whistler. He could often be found working at the garage, in the yard or at the lake cabin by listening for his whistle. His hobby was laying ceramic tile and sharing his skill by volunteering a tile project at the Arnold Rialto Theater. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick to share it with those around him, whether in business or at home.
Bob found his once-in-a-lifetime love, and married Sharon (Zimmerman) Robinson. They spent 48 years together, experiencing many happy moments with their blended family, time together at their cabin on Jeffrey Lake and traveling for business and pleasure. They loved to decorate for Christmas, both at the business and at their home.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Dorothy, sisters and brothers-in-law Hazel (Ralph) Stupplebeen, Pauline (Dorace) Harberts, Ruth (Bert) Miller, and Coralie Mazzoni.
He is survived by his wife Sharon of Arnold, children Marla (Bob) Fattig of Brady, Cindy (Steve) Chesley of North Platte, Bruce (Julie) Forrester of Broken Bow, Brad (Raine Pelton) Forrester of Arnold, Stephanie (Jason) Reed of Arnold, Brenda (Rich) Rosenblatt of Omaha, and Chuck Robinson (Denver); twelve grandchildren – Matt and Lane Fattig, Ashley Nansel, Dustin and Amber Schrag, Robert and Chase Forrester, Haley and Madison Reed, Elena and Josh Rosenblatt and Arianna Forrester; and eight great-grandchildren—Keaton, Kenlee, Kamden, Gatlin and baby-on-the way Fattig; Lilly, Nicholas, Matthew, and Jaxon Schrag; and Carter Nansel; and several nieces and a nephew.