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Robert "Bob" William Pflieger

February 18, 1935 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Pflieger Obituary

Robert William Pflieger was born on February 18, 1935 to William and Bernice (Holt) Pflieger in Chicago, Illinois. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia College in River Forest, IL in 1956, Bob taught high school Science and Chemistry for 6 years at Concordia High School in Seward and Luther High South in Chicago.  He earned his Master’s Degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA and later joined the faculty at Concordia College in Seward in 1963, where he taught Chemistry for 36 years. He was also very involved with Concordia athletics, serving as Faculty Athletic Representative for 35 years and NAIA District Chair for 14 years.  Bob retired in 1999 and was inducted into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.  On August 18, 1962, Bob was united in marriage to Donna Wilson in Wood River, Illinois.  They were blessed with three children, Wendy, Sandra and Thomas.  He enjoyed golfing, skiing, ushering at church and spending time with family and friends.  Bob spent many summers in the corn fields, running his “Uncle Bob’s Detasseling” business.  He was also an avid Chicago Cubs and Concordia University sports fan. 

Bob passed away on February 15, 2024 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 88.  He is survived by his wife, Donna Pflieger of Lincoln, NE; children, Sandra (Kevin) Drewel of Lincoln, NE and Thomas (Theresa) Pflieger of Highlands Ranch, CO; grandchildren, Micah (Abby) Price-Offermann, Jacob (Beth) Offermann, Adam Offermann, Erinn (Lane) Grist, Evan Steere, Makenna (Ben) Schmeling, Karissa Drewel, Grant Pflieger, Lauren Pflieger; great grandchildren, Maddyn Grist and Bree Schmeling; siblings, Russell (Josephine) Pflieger, Bruce (Jackie) Pflieger and Eileen (Art) Gundell; son-in-law, Roger (Jennifer) Offermann. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bernice Pflieger; daughter, Wendy Offermann; siblings, Richard Pflieger and Judith Johnson.   

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Services

Visitation
Monday
February 19, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday
February 19, 2024

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 20, 2024

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Committal

Greenwood Cemetery
North 2nd Street
Seward, NE 68434

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