Robert "Bob" Snodgrass

A visitation and celebration of life for Robert “Bob” Snodgrass, age 73, of Clearwater, will be Friday, Jan. 4, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Burial will be at a later date. 

Bob died at UNMC in Omaha, on Friday, Dec. 28, after a two week battle with heart issues. 

Condolences may be directed to the family at

Please help us celebrate the life of Bob by wearing casual Husker attire. 


Robert “Bob” Snodgrass was born Oct. 16, 1945, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Genevieve and Oliver Snodgrass. He attended high school in Neligh. 

Bob married Kathy Bierschenk on June 10,1971, in Elkco, Nev. The couple built their home, with their three kids, on an acreage outside of Neligh. Bob and Kathy were married for 47 years before Bob’s passing. 

He worked in sales in the agriculture industry for many years before retiring in 2001. At the time of his death, he was employed by Morrison Farms as a part-time USDA inspector. 

Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was an avid Husker fan, and was always smiling and enjoying life. He thoroughly enjoyed gardening and was always there to give a helping hand. During the fall, his grandchildren would always enjoy going to “Papa’s Pumpkin Patch” to pick all the pumpkins and during the summer, he would give his grandkids rides on his ATV. He was a father figure to many people and could light up any room with his witty sense of humor and charm. He was loved by many. 

He is survived by his wife, Kathy and four-legged friend, Peanut; daughter, Kristie Bruening, wife of Darin, mother to Samantha, Alec and Blaire of Norfolk; son, Rob Snodgrass, husband of Kara (Allen), father to Dakota Allen, Cole Allen and Ryann Snodgrass of High Point, N.C.; son, J.J. Snodgrass, husband of Helen (Olmer), father of Keaton, Owen and Calen of Norfolk; brothers, Ron Snodgrass of Omaha and Warren (Merry) Snodgrass of Orchard; brother-in-law, Gaylen, husband of Jean Bierschenk of Randolph; sister-in-law, Marsha, wife of Jim Louthan and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Genevieve; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred (Short) and Lorraine Bierschenk; sister-in-law, Myra Snodgrass; brother-in-law, Bob Goeschel; sister-in-law, Cindy and husband, Larry Pospisil; sister-in-law, Colleen and husband, Lowell Weber and nephews, Stacy Snodgrass and Shawn Bierschenk.

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