Robert "Bob" Dowling, 69, of Carroll, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
A Christian service will be held Friday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Carroll City Auditorium in Carroll. The Rev. Nick Baker and Huck Jager will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carroll City Auditorium. The family asks attendees to please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery at Carroll.
Memorials may be directed to the Dowling family for later designation.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Robert Melvin Dowling was born July 23, 1951 at Oakland to Melvin C. and Una L. (Nagel) Dowling. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1970, and the University of Nebraska Technical College at Curtis in 1972. Robert married Tina L. Schoonover on Nov. 14, 1987 at Carroll. They farmed and lived near Carroll. Robert was a board member of Wayne County Farm Bureau, former board member of Carroll Methodist Church, 4-H Leader of the Blue Ribbon Winners for 10 years, and member of the Cornhusker Two Cylinder Club
Survivors include wife, Tina; a son, Ryan Dowling of Carroll; daughter, Becca (Brandon) Gunnink of Edgerton, Minnesota; grandsons, Greyson Dowling and Jaxston Gunnink; sister, Nancy Bethune of O’Neill, sister, Gloria (Gordon) Kudera of Pierce, brother, Wayne (Kathleen) Dowling of Tribune, Kansas, sister, Marilyn (Richard) Brauer of Norfolk; brother, Dean (Brenda) Dowling of Hartington; sister, Lisa (Rob) Carpenter of Lincoln; mother-in-law, June Schoonover of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Theresa Schoonover of Lincoln; brother-in-law, Robert Lee Jr. (Jan) Schoonover of Avoca; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Robert Schoonover Sr.; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Monk, Len Schmale, Adam Haselhorst, Scott Bethune, Wayne Dowling, Gregg Jager, Jon Jager, Gavin Jager and Mason Jager.