Robert Troy Hilsabeck

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Robert Troy Hilsabeck

Robert “Bob” Troy Hilsabeck, 90, formerly of Lincoln, passed away August 9, 2020 in Omaha, NE after living at Brookestone Meadows in Elkhorn for over 5 years.   He was born January 25, 1930 in Holdrege, NE, to Hale Hern and Fredrika Albertina (Lundin) Hilsabeck.

On September 2, 1953 Bob married Jean Louise (Poague) and together they had three daughters.

 Bob graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on January 30, 1954 and received Army Commission that same day. Bob served in active duty at Camp Gordon, GA from May 29, 1954 to March 17, 1956 and was an instructor in the 1st Military Police Training Regiment and upon release had earned the rank of Captain.  He served in the Army Reserves until October 16, 1964.

Bob retired after 38 years of working as a Data Processing Manager at State Farm Insurance Regional Office in Lincoln. 

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln, American Legion Post #3, Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society, Capitol City Christian Church, Lincoln Camera Club, and he also volunteered at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.  Following retirement, he enjoyed many road trips with Jean and his friend Clark, practicing his photography skills which brought about many awards from the Lincoln Camera Club, the Club’s sister chapter in London, as well as, at the Nebraska State Fair.  His work is displayed thoughout the Scoular Courporate headquarters in Omaha, where his daughter Kim works. 

Survived by his, daughters, Deborah JoAnn Shurtleff (David Seip), of Omaha, NE, Kimberly Jean (Robert) Daniels, of Omaha, NE, Tracy Rene (Wade) Wheeler, grandchildren Robert Kyle and Marissa Rene Wheeler, of Oxford, GA,  sisters-in-law, Margaret Hilsabeck, of Lincoln, Faye Poague, of Wilcox, NE, Phyllis (Roger) Schwaninger, of Glenwood, IA, and brother-in-law, Ted Lofgren, of Claremont, CA, along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean, son-in-law, Bob Daniels, brothers, John H. (Arlene) Hilsabeck, of Greeley, CO, Frank H. (JoAnn) Hilsabeck, David Bruce Hilsabeck, sisters, Barbara (Wally) Sullivan, of Phillipsburg, KS, Mary Ann (Roy) Burgeson, and Kathryn (Griff ) DeMay, all of Holdrege. 

Visitation 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020 at Capital City Christian Church, 7800 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE           

Funeral Service 2:00 Friday, August 14, 2020 at Capitol City Christian Church

Memorials in Lieu of Flowers to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska Prairie Museum, Holdrege, Nebraska, Or CHI Hospice


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