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Robert M. Horse

Birth Date: February 25, 1948
Death Date: November 3, 2017

HORSE, Robert Maurice “Bobby”
Bob passed away peacefully in Decatur, Illinois on November 3, 2017after a courageous 7 year battle with cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by his loving family friends who had cared for him throughout his illness. Bobby was the first son of Robert and Mardra Horse. He was born and raised in Chadron, NE and later moved to Decatur, IL where he has lived for the past 30 years. He was well known for his creative talents with jewelry and could just about build or repair anything. All throughout his life he was a gifted musician and played drums in various local bands, primarily the family band The Esquires. Bobby was a very generous man and was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his son Crae Horse; mother Mardra Horse(Williams); brothers Tommy and Brad Horse and Sister Virginia (Dennis) Salisbury and many cousins, nieces and nephews
Bobs family in Decatur include his Partner Brenda Templar; step-children Araina , Aja, Avia, Alisha, and Ariel Templar and their spouses Jacob Galyen, Matt Mechtley, and Robert Hester; step – grandchildren Adriana , Aric, Alexia, and Alexandria (Phelps and her Husband Michael Standridge , Jacobe,and Ashlynn Phelps , A’don Templar, Antonio Hill Jr., and Tegan Mechtley. Funeral services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 450 Bordeaux St., Chadron, NE 69337 at 10:00am on Friday November 24th, 2017; Burial will be private at Greenwood Cemetery; In lieu of flowers family requests donations to Grace Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.
Cremation services provided by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526.

Funeral Service
November 24, 2017
10:00 am
Grace Episcopal Church
450 Bordeaux St. Chadron, NE 69337
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  1. Crae,
    Bob was one of the first people I met when Nancy and I moved to Scottsbluff. We met at a Cub Scout recruiting night in Chadron where he became the Cubmaster and your mother became a Den Mother. We became groupies for the band. Bob did a great rendition of Freddie Fender's "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights". He and your Mom got us into driving up to spend evenings with Crazy Louie. I still have the turquoise ring he taught me to make. He was there when Duncan was born…and Cara loved the hot tub and he taught her to make snow angels…that was like 35 years ago….when we went over to Gordon for New Years Eve I'm not sure if you babysat Felicia or she babysat you, but you guys probably had more fun than we did. Your Dad was a great friend! He will be forever in our memories….May he be at rest.
    Duncan Mackie

  2. Bob, came into my life as a young adult. He was annoying, bossy, a bit demanding, blunt, honest, genorous, empathetic, compassionate, talented, knowlegeable, humorous, hard working, independent, and very caring. All the ingredients of a great step dad and awesome grandpa. Not everyone can choose they're family but when it came to my mom and sisters and Bob we did choose. Our children know him as grandpa my mom calls him her best friend. For my sister's and I he's dad. We will all miss him dearly. And I am fortunate enough to have had him in my family''s and be a part of his.

  3. Bob and I grew up as children and 2 adults played in the band with him several times I will miss him as a brother best of friends lots of memories I've have of our past my condolences to the family A Bob horse

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