HUMBOLDT, Kan.—Robert L. “Bob” Maxwell, age 83, passed away peacefully in his Humboldt, KS home Thursday, September 5, 2019. He was born in Primrose, Nebraska on July 18, 1936 to His parents, Robert and Meta Nuerenberger Maxwell. Bob’s mother died when he was three years of age and he and his sister were raised by his father and grandmother. He graduated from Primrose High School in 1953 and he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served four years as an Aircraft Mechanic.
He married Kathleen “Kitty” Zumpfe of Crete, Nebraska in January 1959. They lived in Casper, WY for over 20 years where they raised four children, Lisa Burridge (Tim) of Casper, Robert Maxwell (Cori) of Casper, Steve Maxwell (Patty) of Houston, and Glenda Darnall (Jeff) of Phoenix.
Bob was a letter carrier for the US Postal Service. Bob and Kitty owned and operated The Mountain Inn Restaurant on Casper Mountain before it was destroyed by fire, and later the CY Conoco station. Bob sold real estate for a period of time until moving to Anchorage, Alaska in 1984 where he again carried mail until he retired in 1992.
After the loss of Kitty in 1987 to cancer, he remarried Neoma Jakubowske Thomas. In retirement they relocated to Evanston, WY and later to Humboldt, Kansas.
Bob loved to hunt and fish, woodworking and repairing furniture. He was a devoted family man and father.
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He is survived by his wife, Neoma; his four children; four stepchildren; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Kitty Maxwell; and his only sibling, Norma.
He was loved and respected by all who knew him. His voice, smile, laughter, subtle sense of humor, wisdom, and his common sense approach to life will be missed. He was the pillar of strength for his family.
A memorial service will be held in the future in Casper, WY where his remains will be interred at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.