ROCKPORT, Texas -- Robert (Bob) Swanson died at home Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Rockport, Texas.

Bob was born Aug 18, 1942, in Genoa, to Elmer and Lillie (Bender) Swanson. He grew up in Rising City, and then graduated from David City High School in 1959. After high school, Bob proudly served in the Navy until 1963. Bob worked at Omaha Public Power District in Omaha, Syracuse, and Elkhorn until retirement in 2001.

He loved his family, the Huskers, and you didn’t want to get him started about the state of this country. He was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus. He married JoAnn Egr in 1963, and they had four sons. Bob and Kathy Newsom were married January 25, 2001. They spent their years in Akeley, Minn., and Rockport, Texas.

Bob is survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Dan and Kathy Swanson, of Nebraska City, Bob and Janice Swanson, of Lincoln, David and Lisa Swanson, of Weeping Water, Debbie Swanson, of Otoe, Tom, Al, and Steve Nodes, of Minnesota, Jenny Rounsville, of Minnesota; his sister, Millie Meyers, of Grand Island; his sister, Jeanetta and Gayle Janssen, of Norfolk. Between Bob and Kathy, they had 36 grandchildren and 10 great grandkids.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lillie Swanson; brother, Fred Swanson; sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Grover Gray; brother-in-law, Charlie Meyers; and son, Rick Swanson.

Funeral services will be at St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church, in Columbus, on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Friend’s Cemetery between Monroe and Genoa.

Cremation was at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Rockport, Texas.