Dec 23, 2019 11:01 PM

Robert Eugene Winchell (1921-2019

Posted Dec 23, 2019 11:01 PM

Robert Eugene Winchell age 98 died December 21st, 2019 in North Platt, NE.

Bob was born December 13, 1921 In Goodland, Kansas, the son of Daniel and Martha (Erickson) Winchell.

He married Barbara Harding in Sidney, Nebraska on January 24th, 1943. They were married 73 years before Barb’s passing in 2015. They brought into this world four children; Linda, Dan, John, and Dean.

Bob served his country in the South Pacific in WWII aboard the USS Wachapreague.  After returning from the war he went to work for Union Pacific Railroad in 1946, following job openings on the railroad eastward from Julesburg, Colorado before finally settling in North Platte.  Bob Retired in 1982.  After retirement, he spent his time enjoying the many friends and grandkids that have been so much a part of their lives.

He is survived by sons Dan (Linda) of North Platte, John (Gayle) of North Platte, Dean (Tina) of Harvard, Ne; brother-in-law Marvin Harding of Houston, sisters-in-law Carma Ehalt of Arizona, Rose Harding of Burns, Wyoming, and  Roberta Harding of Thousand Palms, California; 15 Grandchildren, 17 Great grandchildren and 5 Great-Great- Grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.

 Bob was preceded in death by his wife and daughter, Linda Fairchild.

Although a long life results in many acquaintances, perhaps not as many true friends.

Many special memories of his friend Chris Linn, the extraordinary kindness of his caregiver, Sara Zogg, and of Chuck Matthews a friend who never forgot his service to his country.

Online condolences may be shared at Memorials may be made in his name.

Services will be 11am Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Douglas Delp presiding.  Private family inurnment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Cremation was chosen. The memorial book may be signed from 9am to 5pm Friday, December 27, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel which is in charge of arrangements.