Obituary – Robert Langhorst

Howells — Robert Langhorst,  84, Howells, died Sept. 15, 2016, at Osmond Memorial Hospital.

Visitation and a rosary were Sept. 18 at the church and resumed Monday prior to services.

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Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 19 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Interment was the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Graveside Military Honors were presented by Albin Folda American Legion Post 155, Howells.

Robert was born Dec. 19, 1931, at Snyder, to Henry C. and Teresa (Kaup) Langhorst. He attended rural schools and graduated from the eighth grade at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School. He graduated from Howells High School 1949. He was very proud to have served in the U.S. Army May 8, 1952-May 8, 1954, attaining the rank of Corporal. He served with the A Battery 7th AAA Gun Battalion at Ft. Mead, Md.

He and Myra Rupprecht were married Aug. 17, 1957, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by Fr. Paul Schneider.

Robert was a lifetime farmer south of Howells and retired in 1993. He was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a past EME, a 50-plus year member of the American Legion Post 155, of which he was a member of the Colorguard and post adjutant and Commander. He proudly volunteered to raise the American Flag at Howells home football games with his twin brother, Norbert. He was a past president of the Howells School Bus Board and past president of the board of directors of Farmers Union Co-Op of Howells and Dodge. He was a school bus driver for approximately 10 years beginning the mid 1990s. Robert loved the outdoors and wildlife, especially seeing wild bald eagles. He enjoyed attending the sports and school activities of his grandchildren and was a big fan of the Cornhuskers, Bobcats, and Jaguars, attending countless games during his lifetime.

Survivors include his wife, Myra; children, Gail and Dennis Bazata, Randolph; Dan Langhorst, Chandler, Ariz.; Judy and Darek Anderson, Lincoln; Tom Langhorst and Betty Wiedeman, Howells; and Nancy and Dale Wolfgram, Lincoln; grandchildren, Bryaon and Claire Bazata, Cozad; Erin and Heath Anderson, Sheldon, Iowa, and Ellie and Olivia Wolfgram, Lincoln; great- grandsons, Max and Gabe Bazata, Cozad, and Kellen Anderson, Sheldon, Iowa; twin brother, Norbert and Shirley Langhorst, Howells; brother, Larry and Pat Langhorst,  Liberty, Mo,; brother-in-law, Robert Reiter, Valencia, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Mary Langhorst, Bellevue.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marlene Reiter; two brothers, Gerhard and Dave Langhorst; and sister-in-law, Lavina Langhorst.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.