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Robert Wright

September 9, 1932 — May 30, 2021

Robert C Wright, 88 of Chappell, NE passed away on May 30, 2021 at the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh, NE.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, June 14, 2021 at the Chappell United Methodist Church with Pastor Ceciliah Igweta officiating. Burial will follow in the Chappell Cemetery with military honors.

There will be no visitation.

Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Chappell is serving the Wright family.

Family and friends can leave condolences at www.bondegardfunerals.com.

He was born on September 9, 1932 in Aurora, NE where his mother went back to too have all three of here sons. Robert was the youngest of three boys born to Joe and Violet Wright. His parents began the family farm in 1910 where Robert grew up and worked his entire life.

When he was only twelve years old, his oldest brother, Max, was killed in WWII. Max was a P-38 ace and had served a full tour in Europe before signing up to go to the Pacific. It was there that his plane went down. Robert was very proud of Max, and his service, and often talked about him.

In high school Robert was active in the FFA and played on the football team that one the state championship in 1950. He also earned the FFA State Farmer Degree. He attended both Colorado University and the University of Nebraska majoring in agriculture. He also served with the National Guard for a few years.

He then began his custom combining business with his brother, Don. They went to southern Oklahoma and northern Texas to begin cutting wheat and worked their way north until they got back to the local area to cut their own wheat. After a few years they developed their own businesses, with Don going onto a much larger scale of custom combining.

In 1960 he met a young schoolteacher named Norma King. On April 16, 1960 they were married in Sutherland, NE. Norma delved right into the farm operation working along side her husband. Early in 1961 Robert was very much surprised to learn that Norma was pregnant with twins! Scott and Stan were born in August of that year. In November of 1962, their first daughter, Kristi, was born. Then in May of 1964 their youngest, Karla was born.

Robert and Norma worked alongside each other for many years. As the years progressed the farm grew. Robert went south, custom combining wheat for over thirty years. Then he still went to the area between Paxton and Hershey to pick corn until just a few years ago. In April 2020 they had been married for sixty years.

Robert was preceded in death by Norma, who died February 7, 2021. His parents passed away in the mid 1960’s and had lost his brother Max. In August of 2010 their youngest daughter, Karla died. He is survived by his twin sons, Scott and Stan, as well as Kristi. He and Norma had eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City where their son, Scott, was helped with several surgeries.

 

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Chappell United Methodist Church

346 Babcock Ave, Chappell, NE 69129

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