Bob Poe

LINCOLN — Robert "Bob" Poe, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Gresham. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, all at McKown Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the wishes of the family.

Robert Eugene Poe was born May 24, 1936, in Surprise to Howard and Harriet (Lauer) Poe. He attended country grade school and graduated from Ulysses High School. Bob married Patricia Johnson in Columbus. He worked at Behlen Manufacturing for 25 years and then for Lambert Farms for many years. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, football and wintering in Lake Havasu, Arizona. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve.

He is survived by his son Michael Poe of Columbus; son Mark Poe of Norfolk; daughter Kelli Poe of Columbus; daughter Colleen (Marc) Gilson of Columbus; grandchildren Morgan (Justin) Jackson, Jake Gilson, Riley Gilson and Colby Gilson; sister Donna Way of Mesa, Arizona; sister Sharon (Dave) Zeilinger of Bullhead City, Arizona; brother Bill Poe of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and love for many years Gretchen Arndt of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.

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