Robert Lee Reiling

Born: Saturday, July 21st 1928 in Montrose, Missouri
Died: Friday, February 6th 2009 in Fairmont, Nebraska
Age: 80 years, 6 months and 16 days
Veteran of WWII
Memorials In Care Of
Family % Volzke Funeral Home
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Service: 4:00 pm - Wednesday, February 11th 2009
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, Nebraska
Officiating: The Rev. Dan Schroeder

Robert Lee Reiling was born on July 21, 1928 in Montrose, MO, the eldest son of Richard and Ida (nee Reiling) Reiling. When Bob was a small child, he moved to the rural Stromsburg, NE area. He graduated from the 8th grade at Stromsburg Public School, and continued to work on the family farm.
Bob spent some time as an itinerant truck driver before enlisting in the US Army Air Corps in November of 1944. He was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and at Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi where he trained to be an engine and flight mechanic. He also spent active duty time in Germany.
Following his discharge, Bob returned to trucking as an independent owner/operator. He hauled for a hog operation in York, NE. He also worked for Hilt Truck Line, Riss International, Seward Motor Freight , and JTI Trucking.
In 1996, Bob retired from trucking and was employed by the Village of Bee as a maintenance man. In 1998, Bob was employed by the Bee Co-op, after which he permanently retired in 2002.
On January 17, 1984 Bob was united in marriage to Helen Heidt in Lincoln, NE. Bob and Helen spent many years traveling the road together and seeing much of the country. Bob and Helen also celebrated their Silver wedding anniversary earlier this year.
On February, 1009, at Fairview Man in Fairmont, NE, Bob was called to his eternal home at the age of 80 years following a lengthy illness. Bob and Helen were charter members of Might Fortress Evangelical Lutheran Church in Seward, NE
Left to mourn his passing are: his wife, Helen of Bee, NE; a son Robert Reiling Jr in Florida; a daughter Dorene and her husband David Sattler of Geneva, NE; a daughter Carol and her husband Francis Biba of Exeter, NE; daughter-in-law, Tammy Dunn of Duncan, NE; a brother, Gerald (Gerry) Reiling and his wife Cora of Jacksonville, NC; a sister Sandy and her husband Robert Walters and a sister Alberta Reiling both of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, David and Michael Sattler, Nicholas Reiling, and numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a whole host of friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles and Richard (Dickey) Reiling.

Robert Reiling