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Robert Prill

Robert Lewis Prill

Thursday, January 15th, 1931 - Sunday, March 21st, 2021
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Obituary

A Private Celebration of Life Service for Robert L. Prill, age 90, of Atkinson, NE will be 10:30 Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Faith Wesleyan Church in Atkinson, NE. The Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed by the public on the Faith Wesleyan Church Facebook page. Public Visitation will be from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill, NE. At the request of the family, all in attendance must wear masks and practice social distancing. Public Military Graveside Services will be at 1:00 pm Thursday at the Page Cemetery in Page, NE with Military Rites provided by the Page American Legion Post 315. Robert passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Country Lane Retirement Village in O’Neill, NE. Memorials may be directed to Gideon’s International or Norfolk Rescue Mission. Arrangements are under the direction of Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill, NE.

Robert L. Prill, youngest child of Ralph and Bertha (Carpenter) Prill, was born January 15, 1931 at their farm home northeast of Page, Nebraska. His siblings were brother Don and sisters Margaret and Marian.

Bob attended District 23 rural school through the 8th grade. He graduated from Page High School in 1948. In April 1952 Bob was inducted into the 832nd Engineering Aviation Battalion at Beale Air Force Base in California and stationed at Fort Wainwright Military Base in Fairbanks, Alaska before being honorably discharged in February 1954. From 1954 to 1959, Bob was employed by the Metz Baking Company, Dobson Roberts Construction Co. and White Motor Company.

Bob married the love of his life, Brenda Beelaert on May 24, 1959. Their first home was northwest of Page. In 1963 they purchased a farm south of Stuart residing there for 50 years. The Lord blessed their marriage with five children, Scott Robert, Shane Jay, Shelley Faye, Samuel Harry, and Amy Lee.

For years Bob farmed, raised cattle, and had a milking operation. In 1983, Bob purchased a windshield repair business and repaired windshields in a large area for 23 years. He enjoyed restoring antique wooden windmills and gas pumps and collecting antiques.

Bob will be remembered for his loyalty and the love for his wife and family. He was a faithful friend known for his dry sense of humor. The impact he had on the lives of those around him will leave a lasting legacy of hard work and dedication. He always strived for excellence in all he did and will be greatly missed but always remembered with love & respect.

Bob is survived by his wife, Brenda; his children, Scott Prill of Arlington, TX, Shane Prill & wife Kianne of Wichita, KS, Shelley & husband Clarence Boden of Salina, KS, Sam & wife Gaila Prill of Rapid City, SD and Amy Prill of Houston, TX; eleven grandchildren, Josh Boden & wife Jacqueline, Jerod Boden, Justin Boden, Joel Boden, Lianna Austin, Mariclaire Prill, Merrilee Prill, Lauren Prill, Luke Prill, Gabrielle Prill, Winston Prill; great-grandson, Austin Boden; sister-in-law, Armetta Prill; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Preceding Bob in death were his parents, Ralph and Bertha Prill; brother, Don Prill; and sisters, Marian Van Horn and Margaret Fischer.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Biglin's Mortuary
    Address
    111 N. 3th Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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    Notes
    At the request of the family, all in attendance must wear masks and practice social distancing.
  • Interment

    Thursday, March 25th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 25th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Page Cemetery
    Address
    Viking Road
    Page, Nebraska 68766
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Louise Sparks

Posted at 08:20am
Brenda and family....I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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Dr. Bob and Dalene Moser

Posted at 09:05am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Dennis & Roxanne Ryan

Posted at 08:48pm
Sending our sympathy and prayers to the Prill family.
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Jeanene (Backhaus) Bang

Posted at 04:33pm
Brenda and Family, I am so sorry to learn of Bob's death. Oh, so many years ago I remember you and Bob from showing cattle and being so involved in 4-H. He touched many lives and will be missed. Lean on family and friends in the days ahead.
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Tim and Janice Friedel

Posted at 02:14pm
Brenda and family: We are so sorry to hear of the death of Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy
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