Robert J. Harre was born on the Harre home farm north of Exeter on March 4, 1942 to Jerome P. and Henrietta J. (Roeser) Harre. He passed away on June 22, 2013 at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Bob was a lifetime farmer and cattle feeder. In 1990 Bob and his three sons established Harre Feed Yards LLC as a custom cattle-feeding operation and took great pride in serving their loyal customers. His hobby was gun collecting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law and two brothers-in-law Terry Henion and Merrill Williamsen. Surviving him are his wife Kathleen, sons Wade and Joni (Erdkamp) Harre, Matt and Christine (Shaw) Harre, Luke Harre, daughters Becky and Paul Erdkamp, Mary and Mitch Schlegelmilch and the eight grandchildren mentioned above all of Exeter, NE. Surviving siblings include: Anna Marie Williamsen, San Anselmo, CA; Josephine (Walter) Senter, Aurora, CO; Monica (Norman) Bristol, Exeter NE; Joe (Diane) Harre, Exeter, NE; John (Ruth) Harre, Omaha, NE; and Noel (Cindy) Harre, Bellevue, NE; plus in-laws: Bill (Carol) Murphy, Crete, NE; Tim (Sherrill) Murphy, Omaha, NE; Kriss (Gib) Fendrick, Omaha NE; Barry (Sylvia) Murphy, Exeter, NE; and Rose (Dan) Vodvarka, Lincoln, NE many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 26th at 10:30 a.m. and rosary service Tuesday, June 25th 7:30 p.m. with Father Tom Kuffel officiating. Agnes Anderson accompanied William Victor who sang “Ave Maria.” Agnes also accompanied the congregation who sang “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Be Not Afraid,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.”
Casket Bearers: Ryan Harre, Robert James Harre, Elliot Erdkamp, Evan Harre, Emily Harre, Caroline Harre, Cassie Harre, and Janey Erdkamp. Interment was in the Exeter Cemetery with Farmer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials are directed to the family.