December 5, 1951-June 6, 2019
Robert Mullally, of Columbus, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at McKown Funeral Home, with a 7 p.m. vigil, also at the funeral home. Visitation will continue from 8:30-10 a.m. on Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Columbus Cemetery, with military honors by Hartman Post # 84, American Legion Honor Guard.
Robert Gerrard Mullally was born Dec. 5, 1951, in Columbus, to Francis Leo and Agnes Ella (Branigan) Mullally. He grew up in North Bend, and graduated from North Bend High School. In 1971, he entered the U.S. Army. Bob served during the Vietnam era in Germany until his discharge in 1974. He returned to Nebraska where he earned his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Bob owned and operated donut shops in Blair and Omaha. He settled in the Columbusuncan area where he worked for Eller's, B-D's, and after retirement, at Casey's. Bob was active at St. Stanislaus Church in Duncan, where he was on the parish council and involved in youth groups. After moving to Columbus, Bob became a parishioner of St. Bonaventure Church.
On May 7, 1988, Bob was united in marriage to Lisa Brown, starting a blended family of four children. As a youth, Bob earned the rank of Eagle Scout and shared his love of the outdoors with his family through camping, swimming, and kayaking. He was an avid do-it-yourselfer, always starting updates to his home. However, everything came second to spending time with his family.
He is survived by wife, Lisa Mullally of Columbus; daughter, Shauna (Angel Salazar) Mullally of Omaha; son, Rory (Mikki) Mullally of Blair; son, Eric (Beatriz) Mullally of Columbus; daughter, Megan (Josh) Zehr of Columbus; six grandchildren: Landon, Reiland, Emely, Wyatt, Ella, and Eli; brother, Jim (Marlene) Mullally of Fremont; sister, Sharon (Dan) Strecker of Central City; sister-in-law, Deb Mullally of North Bend; sister, Micki Walker of Lincoln; sister, Jean (Vaughn) Kinney of Brush, Colorado; stepbrother, Gary (Marge) Desler of Florida; stepbrother, David (Mike) Desler of California.
He is preceded in death by parents, Francis and Agnes Mullally; stepmother, Pat Mullally; brother, Jack Mullally; brother-in-law, Phil Walker.
Remembrances can be sent at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.