Robert "Bob" Straka


Robert H. Straka was born September 10th, 1930 in Atkinson, NE to Henry Straka Jr. and Cecelia (Kollman) Straka.  Bob attended country school at District 169.
Bob farmed with his Dad 6 miles southwest of Atkinson raising hogs and cattle.  Bob served in the U.S. Army from March 13, 1952 to March 12, 1954 attaining the rank of corporal.  He returned home to the family farm after his discharge.  He was in the Army Reserves until March of 1960.  Bob belonged to the Atkinson American Legion Post No. 86 for over 60 years and was a past Post Commander and past member of its “firing squad.”  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years and also a member of the NRA.
Bob loved animals of all kinds and raised rat terrier and Border collie dogs for many years.  He was especially proud of his long horn cattle.
On May 17, 1978 he married Mary Collins Laible in Atkinson and became a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He really enjoyed telling tall tales and stories of how things were “way back then.” 
Bob is survived by his wife Mary of Atkinson; children Daniel Laible of Norfolk & Diane Morgan and her husband Harry of Stuart; 5 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren; and sisters Ethel Bogue of Atkinson and Marilyn Laible and husband Louie of Atkinson; and a sister-in-law Margaret Straka of O'Neill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alfred & Harvey, and a sister Kay Dvorak.

Memorials to be made to either the Atkinson American Legion Post No. 86 or the Atkinson Knights of Columbus.

  Funeral Service

Saturday July 15, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Atkinson, NE

Visitation: Friday July 14, 2017 from 4 to 8pm at Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson with a 7 pm Rosary Friday evening at the funeral home


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Mike and Lori Krysl

So sorry for your loss. We pray God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

 Posted July 14, 2017 - 4:07pm
Rod n Nora Kaup

All our prayers for the family

 Posted July 12, 2017 - 9:57pm
Tim and Janice Friedel

We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time.

 Posted July 12, 2017 - 9:26pm

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