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Robert Lee "Col. Bob" Doudney

April 28, 1952 — March 6, 2024

Gothenburg

Robert Lee "Col. Bob" Doudney

Robert Lee Doudney, 71, known affectionately as "Col. Bob" to some and “Rock N Roll” to some of his loved ones, entered the gates of Heaven at his home in Gothenburg, Nebraska on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. He was born in Lexington, Nebraska on April 28, 1952, to Donald and Constance "Connie" (Carter) Doudney. 

Bob led a fulfilling life marked by various experiences and accomplishments. He graduated from Lexington High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1975. During his military service, he had the opportunity to travel extensively aboard the USS Saratoga, visiting countries such as Spain, Italy, Philippines, France, and Turkey. One of his cherished memories was purchasing his first motorcycle, a Triumph, while in England and having it shipped back home to Cozad, Nebraska. Following his discharge from the Navy, he continued to nurture his love for travel. 

Professionally, Bob dedicated his time as an electrician for Butterfield Electric, where he showcased his skills and work ethic to the benefit of all. 

Beyond his career and military service, Bob was a man of many interests and hobbies. Whether hunting in the great outdoors or enjoying a day out on the water fishing or boating, he found joy in spending time pursuing these activities. He was an avid Husker and Bronco fan. Additionally, he engaged in various sports such as softball, bowling, tennis, and pool with enthusiasm. He even found enjoyment in simpler pastimes like dancing, playing darts, cards, marbles while also testing his luck with Keno and scratching lottery tickets. 
  
Bob married Lisa Shaw on August 6, 1999. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with family and friends. His warm demeanor and love for those around him endeared him to all who knew him; a sentiment especially felt by his wife and children, whom he cherished deeply.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; son, Christopher Fanning and daughter, April Dawn Doudney; sister, Rosie Doudney; brother-in-law, Lorand Welch; father-in-law Robert Lee Shaw; uncle Paul and aunt Ruth Carter aunt Edna St. John and aunt Grace (Russell) Brown. 

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Lisa; children, Misty (Tim) Weber, Melissa Doudney, Bryan Nelsen, Skyler LeeAnne Doudney, Lliam Doudney and Arthur “Artie Jo” Doudney; grandchildren, Jonathan, Amber, Nathan (Megan), Detric (Leigha) and Jade (Skylar); great grandchildren, Harper, Tinley, Hayden, Weston and awaiting the arrival of Emberten; siblings, Wayne (Cheryl) Doudney, Deb Doudney Wood, Pam Welch and Ada Doudney; in laws, Barbara (Dan) McDonald, Linda Shaw, William (Jinky) Shaw; cousin, Rob (Teresa) Carter; special lifelong Navy friends, Dan and Deb Sculley (Farkle Five); and many other friends and family. 
  
Bob will be fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. In loving memory of Robert Lee "Col. Bob" Doudney - a man whose presence brought light and laughter into the lives of those around him. 
  
A Funeral Service will be held at Victory Assembly of God in Gothenburg on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM. Interment with military honors will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. at Berryman Funeral Home.

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Berryman Funeral Home

620 E 22nd St, Cozad, NE 69130

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Monday, March 11, 2024

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Monday, March 11, 2024

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Fort McPherson National Cemetery

12004 South Spur 56a, Maxwell, NE 69151

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