October 4, 2016

Robert “Bob” Carl Schwartz

skm_c284e16100411530_0001-001Robert “Bob” Carl Schwartz, age 81 and a resident of Lincoln since his birth in 1935, passed away Oct. 3, 2016. Bob attended Teacher’s College and started with Burlington Northern RR at age 16 as a coach cleaner and retired 44 years later as an Engineer. He really enjoyed family vacations; fishing trips to Canada; and wintering with his wife Barb in AZ; also cruising to Jamaica and Alaska. Bob lived life well.

He is preceded in death by father Louis Schwartz; mother Pauline (Brehm) Vandergriend and step-father Herman Vandergriend; brothers Alvin and Donald Schwartz; sister Wilma Schreiner; niece Janine Christman; and nephew Terry Loesing.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Schleiger); daughters Vickie (Marty) Murray, Laura (Wayne) Pester, and Kris (Regan) Hubbard; 7 beloved grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Delores Schwartz; and his nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services: 11:00 am on Fri., Oct. 7, 2016 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln.  Burial following in Wyuka Cemetery.  Memorials to the family for later designation in Bob’s honor.  Condolences


  1. My condolence goes out to all Bobs family, I worked with him when he was a hostler at the at the shop on west O.I enjoyed working with him everyone liked him, he got along with everyone never gave anyone trouble. Im sorry I cant be there at the service. My prayers go out to all.
    Joe Velasquez

  2. My Deepest Sympathy to the Schwartz family, especially Vickie, Laura & Kris, so hard losing a parent, a part of your heart goes with them forever, your dad may be gone but the memories & love you shared will stay forever,also thinking of you Barb “Mom” so much, so many wonderful memories of you both, that empty spot you feel is going to hurt & life as you’ve known it for so long not the same….May God wrap His Loving arms around all of you now & the tough days yet to come, my love & thoughts to all of you.

  3. My deep and sincere sympathy to Mr. Schwartz’s Family. I knew him through my 40 year friendship with his lovely wife, Barb, as we were co-workers in the
    District Office of Lincoln Public Schools,in the Special Education Office.
    My prayers are offered to the family.
    Tina McDevitt


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