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Robert Norquest – Metz Mortuary

    Robert “Bob” Norquest
    Robert “Bob” Lee Norquest, age 64, of McCool Jct, NE, died Monday, August 3, 2020 in Lincoln, NE. He was born January 2, 1956 in York, NE to Ted and Lois (Holoch) Norquest. Bob was a longtime York County farmer and enjoyed fixing tractors and machinery together with his dad.

    ​A member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in McCool Jct, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, growing cotton and spending time with his family. On June 17, 1983 he was married to Brenda Valentine in York. Together they have two children Emily and Lukas.

    He is survived by his wife Brenda of McCool Jct, his daughter Emily (Ross) Athey of Seward, NE and son Luke (Hannah) Norquest of Clay Center, NE. His grandchildren include Jack Jensen and Archer Athey both of Seward. His father Ted Norquest of Henderson, NE and his sister Denise (Wayne) Gruber of Thayer, NE. Also surviving are his mother-in-law Irene Valentine of York and sister-in-law Sandy (Don) Barenberg of McCook, NE. Three nephews and one niece.

    He was preceded in death by his mother Lois and his father-in-law Frank Valentine.

    Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 7, 2020 at the Metz Chapel in York with the Reverend Rod Goertzen officiating. Bob has been cremated so there will be no viewing, however there will be a visitation and book signing from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary in York.  His family will hold a private inurnment at a later date. Memorials may be sent to his family for later designation. COVID 19 Funeral Guidelines will be implemented with limited spaced seating and masks encouraged. Bob’s service will be webcast live on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook page. 

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