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Robert W. Daudt

July 27, 1931 — May 20, 2024

Laurel, Nebraska

Robert W. Daudt age 92 of Laurel, Nebraska and formerly of Blair, Nebraska died on Monday, May 20, 2024 at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel, NE.

Bob’s wishes were to be cremated and his ashes placed with his wife’s.    The family will hold a Celebration of Life for him on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the Taylor Cemetery with military funeral honors at 9:00 a.m.  Coffee and lunch to follow at the Loup County Event Center in conjunction with the Goos Reunion.   Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital where Bob continued to make yearly donations after the death of his wife.  To leave online condolences, please visit

 Robert was born July 27, 1931, at Scotia, Nebraska, to Richard and Rose (Huebner) Daudt.  He was raised by his mother and father along with his three sisters. Following his father’s death in 1941, Bob went to live with his aunt and uncle, Frank and Evelyn Huebner, on their farm in rural Greeley County.  He resided and worked there until he joined the United States Air Force on May 6, 1952.

 While home on leave, Bob met his future wife, Betty Goos, a teacher at Ericson, NE.  They were united in marriage on June 8, 1953 and moved to Altus, Oklahoma, where he was stationed.  Upon Bob’s discharge in May, 1956, they made their home in Loup County, where Bob farmed and had a cattle herd.   In later years they moved to Chambers, where both were employed at the Foxley Cattle Company feedlot. 

  In later years, as Betty’s health declined and her eyesight failed, Bob became her sole caretaker.  In 2019, Bob and Betty moved to Blair to be closer to family.  After Betty’s death in May of 2021, Bob continued to live independently in their apartment in Blair where he daily fed and watered the neighborhood squirrels.  Bob was a lover of all animals and especially enjoyed taking care of dogs and horses in his later years.  Bob looked forward to family get-togethers and reunions and attending events for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He and Betty took grandchildren on many trips to the western and southwestern United States. 

 Bob moved to Hillcrest Care Center in August of 2023, due to health problems.  It was a hard move for him to make but he didn’t complain and made the best of it even though his health continued to decline.  Bob was a kind and caring man, well- liked by all who met him.  He was always happy to have people visit him.

 Left to mourn his passing are daughter Debbie (Steve) Postany of Taylor, NE; daughter Lisa (Kevin) Hoffman of Chambers, NE; daughter Laurie (Jeff) Robinson of Blair, NE and son Robert (Ann) Daudt Jr. of Plainview, NE; sister Leola Marienau of Hanford, CA; fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

 Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, his parents, two sisters, and an infant son, Dennis Robert.






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