KEARNEY — Robert “Bob” Eugene Bragg, 92, of Kearney, died on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at his home.

Private family memorial services will be at Living Faith Fellowship Church in Kearney.

Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.


Bob was born Oct. 14, 1927, to Clifford and Ruth Bragg in Fairbury. He grew up in Kearney and graduated from Longfellow High School in 1945. He enrolled in Kearney State College, but was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in Tokyo during the Allied occupation after WW II.

On June 6, 1948, he married Dorothy Williams. He worked in sales for Sears Roebuck and Co. for 30 years and subsequently as business manager for Kearney Public Schools, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Living Faith Fellowship church, active in the church and community, serving on many committees, boards and in numerous leadership roles, including seventeen years on the KPS school board.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy; children, Laurie (Marc) Sorkin, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Leslie Jensby, Kansas City Mo., Larry (Susan) Bragg, Kearney; grandchildren, Adam Sorkin, Alison Sorkin, Jonathan Sorkin, Matthew (Celi) Jensby, Anne (Mark) Miller, Ross (Emily) Jensby, Ellen (Aaron) Gottlieb, Jared, William, Thomas and Emma Bragg; great-grandchildren Cayden, Cyvannah and Carlee Jensby, Johnna and Quinn Miller, along with nieces and nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, LeRoy and Harold; sister, Betty Mills.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation, or directly to your charity of choice. Cards can be sent to the family, care of the funeral home at HLMK Funeral Home, 2421 Ave. A, Kearney, NE 68847.

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