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Robert "Bob" J. Landen

March 18, 1923 ~ November 23, 2017 (age 94)
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Robert “Bob” J. Landen, 94 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation in Beatrice. He was born on March 18, 1923 in Albion to Walter and Iva (Watson) Landen. Bob was baptized and confirmed at the Salem Lutheran Church of rural St. Edward. He attended country school and graduated from St. Edward High School in 1940. He married Dorothy Ann Fisher of St. Edward on July 2, 1944 at the First Lutheran Church in Omaha.

Bob was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Army in the Philippine Islands from 1945-1946. After his discharge from the Army in 1946, he moved to Albion with his wife Dorothy and daughter Lynnette and went to work for Consumers Public Power. In 1951, Bob started Landen Electric and TV with his brother Jack in Albion where they sold and serviced appliances and televisions as well as doing residential and commercial electrical work. He sold out in 1959 and went back to work for Consumers Public Power in Chadron. Consumers Public Power eventually merged with Nebraska Public Power District and in 1962 he was promoted to District Energy Manager in Beatrice where he worked until retiring in 1987 after a total of 33 years with Consumers Public Power and NPPD.

Bob was a former Beatrice City Councilman and a former Board of Adjustment member. He was a member of Hidden Acres Golf Course and served many years on the Board of Directors. Bob was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #27, VFW Post #1077, Beatrice Eagles Aerie #531 and a former member of the Beatrice Elks Club, Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce. He loved woodworking, bowling and golfing but not as much as he loved spending time with all the family.

Bob is survived by a daughter, Lynnette “Lonie” Reiff and husband Lynn of Beatrice; son, Terry and wife Susan of Lincoln; grandson, Shawn Reiff and great grandsons Grant and Hunter of Beatrice; granddaughter, Heidi (Landen) Harris-Scarrow and husband Paul and great grandchildren Colin Harris and Mallory Scarrow, all of Lincoln; sisters, Korrine Bailey of Englewood, Colorado, Ruth Hartford of Albion; sisters-in-law, Gretchen Landen of Albion, Nancy Landen of Newman Grove; brothers-in-law, Don Fisher and wife Alyce of Genoa, Lanny Fisher and wife Nancy of Duncan; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 69 years, Dorothy on March 23, 2014; brothers, Jack and Leland; infant sister, Colleen; sisters, Marion Landen, Patricia Goad; and brothers-in-law, Bud Goad, Jack Bailey and Bob Hartford.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:45 AM Wednesday in the church chapel. Visitation will be held from noon to 9 PM Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice and one hour preceding services on Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice in care of the mortuary. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.

 Service Information

November 28, 2017

12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Harman-Wright Mortuary
623 Elk Street
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310

Funeral Service
November 29, 2017

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
701 N. 6th
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310

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