Robert Theodore Kellner

April 3, 1933November 4, 2020

Robert “Bob” T. Kellner, 87, of Kimball, died at the Kimball Hospital on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Windbreak at the Kimball Golf Course. Burial will follow in the Kimball Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Friends may visit to view Bob’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given to the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department, Four Winds Golf Course or the Kimball County Fair Board. The services for Bob have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Robert Theodore Kellner was born in Wilcox, Nebraska on April 3, 1933, the son of Frederick and Hilda (Porath) Kellner. He was raised and attended school in Wilcox. Bob worked as a farm laborer and then later went to work for Kimball Electric and received his Electrical License for many years. He later worked for Henry Stahla Homes and helped set up new homes, this was a job he truly enjoyed. He worked at the Kimball Gambles and later the Kimball Hospital. Following retirement Bob always wanted to stay busy, and continued to help at the Kimball Hospital with odd jobs. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling, helping support the Kimball Rodeo and Fair Board. He spent many years working with 4-H and was a FFA Honorary Alumni and was a State and National Sponsor. He was an active member of the First English Lutheran Church throughout his life.

Survivors include his children Karen (Greg) Davis of Estes Park, CO., Ted Kellner of Burns, WY., Tom Kellner of Kimball, NE., and Mary (Rod) Suhr of Nucla, CO; sisters Leola Bohac of Kimball, NE; 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, companion Shirley Marshall, brother Leonard Kellner, sisters Dorothy Vencil and Ella Larsen.


  • His children Karen (Greg) Davis of Estes Park, CO., Ted Kellner of Burns, WY., Tom Kellner of Kimball, NE., and Mary (Rod) Suhr of Nucla, CO; sisters Leola Bohac of Kimball, NE; 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Virginia Murphy

November 20, 2020

I worked at the Kimball Hospital when Bob was our ever faithful maintenance man, available at any hour for needed services. He was kind and so reliable. I will always remember Bob. Virginia Murphy

Bernie and Dorothy Buresh

November 7, 2020

Our sympathy to Bob’s family. He was a special individual always a good time when he was around fun times going to bowling tournaments with the gang. All around good friend he will be missed. Sorry we weren’t able to attend the service. May he Rest In Peace

Opal Kellner

November 7, 2020

To my children My Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time of sadness with the passing of your Dad. May the memories and time spent with him be a comfort to you.
God Bless each of you, Love Mom

Bud Robbins

November 7, 2020

I will miss his smile and his laugh. The Vegas trip with Robert, Cal, Tim and I was the best. I never laughed so much in my life. It’s one of those moments in life that you never forget.


November 6, 2020

Remember a lot growing up when he moved the house into town and literally rebuilt it and had such an incredible home. Loved it when family would get together in the summer for the picnics and some get to gethers. Karen, I will always remember when my dad cut out the clawfoot tub to help you when you had the back issues. Now I see you are in Estes and I have been here in Loveland since 81 and would be glad to meet you again. Hope you also still have the tub. Sad for you and your brothers but know that the good Lord will help you all.

Jeffrey (Steward) Baker Baker

November 6, 2020

We grew up basically at the bowling Alley where Bob was Owner. He was so good and kind to us four Steward Kids. Remember celebrating his 50th birthday with along with my Mom's 50th (Joyce Adamson). He was always s person you loved seeing when I returned to visit Kimball. A smile always greeted you. May the good memories help in the healing of your breaking hearts. Bob, you will be missed.

Chris and Cristy Rowley

November 6, 2020

We will sure miss Bob
Many great memories of state bowling trips
I will miss the hugs id get each morning at the post office.
We love ya Bob
Will forever be in our hearts 💕

Susan Carl

November 6, 2020

To Tom and the family your in my thoughts and prayers . Your Dad was my neighbor for almost 6 years He was a Great Man and a Great friend . He would do anything for anyone . He will be missed here at Park Terrace I loved hearing him play his piano and singing ..I will miss that dearly..He always had a smile on his face . I have a lot of great memories of him

Kathy Kellner

November 6, 2020

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prays are with all of you.



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