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Robert Galitz

May 5, 1931 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 90)


Funeral services for Robert Volmer “Cobb” Galitz, 90, of Norfolk, will be Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Rev. Ray Wilke and Rev. Chris Asbury will officiate. The visitation will be Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Home for Funerals, 1203 W. Norfolk Avenue. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Military honors are conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644, and the American Legion Riders. The service will be livestreamed on the Home for Funerals website. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals.

He passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Norfolk Veterans Home.

Bobby was born May 5, 1931 in Albion, NE to Volmer and Nellie (Schuler) Galitz. He entered the United States Army on July 2, 1952 and was honorably discharged June 30, 1954. He served in the Korean War in the 101st Airborne Division the Screaming Eagles as a paratrooper. Bobby married Norma Jean Haas in 1958. Bobby later married Ruth Klein on November 23, 1990 in Fort Collins, CO. He worked at Clark Brothers for a year before becoming a semi driver for Norfolk Beverage for 35 years. After retiring, he drove busses for Arrow Stage Lines driving for many bus tours.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Ruth of Norfolk; son, Bill (Jean Roark-Ternes) Ternes of Wheat Ridge, CO and grandchildren, Sarah, Joseph, and Noah (Tia) Ternes; daughter, Katherine (Mark) Lewis of Toledo, OH and grandchild, Josiah Lewis; special friends, Charles and Lori Frohberg and their children, Grayson Frohberg and Alexandra Thomas; and sister, Bonnie Stevenson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma Jean; and siblings, Betty, Gene, Bill, and Richard.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at Cards may be directed to Ruth at the Norfolk Veterans Home, 600 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk.

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September 14, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Home for Funerals
1203 W Norfolk Ave
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral Service
September 15, 2021

10:30 AM
Grace Lutheran Church
416 Park Ave
Norfolk, NE 68701

Video is available for this event

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