Skip to content

Robert J. Barr

    Robert J. Barr, 92 of York, NE passed away at Fairview Manor, Fairmont, NE on January 10, 2024. He was born April 9, 1931 at the Barr homestead near York to Joy and Elora (Gelvin) Barr.

    On February 22, 1953 he married Mildred Kopke at York. This year they spent 70 years together.

    Robert spent 2 years in the United States Army. One year was in France. Returning home, he raised cows and calves and farmed until his retirement. He was a member of Bradshaw VFW Post#1450, and a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church in York.

    He enjoyed his coffee and visiting with his friends at the grocery stores.

    He is survived by his wife Mildred, of York, son Tim (Lori) Barr, of York, son-in-law Karl Sherman, grandchildren Steven (Kristen) Sherman, Jason (Beth) Sherman, Brian Barr, and Michelle (Brock) Franssen, great-grandchildren Aria, Thea, and Lara Franssen, Presley and Brooklyn Sherman, Steven Brown and nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Peter (Lavina) Kopke, daughter Joy Marie Sherman, brother Glen and sisters Nina Schindler, Adeana Todd, and Joyce Gydesen.

    Funeral services are scheduled at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church in York with the Reverend Ron Wakeman and Jay Dee Scamehorn officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in York. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. on Monday, with the family greeting friends from 6-7:30 p.m. that same evening all at Metz Mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research, First Presbyterian Church or to the family for later designation. Bob’s service will be livestreamed on Metz Mortuary’s YouTube Channel:

      Leave condolences for the family below.