Hastings resident, Robert “Bob” Duane Horton, 74, passed away, Sunday, June 21, 2020 at CHI Health, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lincoln, NE.
Services will be Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10 am at the Berean Bible Church, Hastings with Pastors Paul Knott and Sonny Birnie officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 4 pm to 8 pm with family present from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel. The Berean Bible Church will be live streaming the service on their facebook site. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in care of the family.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Bob was born July 20, 1945 to Gerald and Clara (Jackson) Horton in Inavale, NE. He graduated from Riverton High School in 1963. He attended Kearney State College, Kearney, NE receiving his education degree. He married Donna Anson on May 28, 1977 in Lincoln, NE. He was Chief Probation officer in Hastings retiring in 2012. He then was the Men’s Director at Crossroads retiring in 2017.
Bob was a member of the Berean Bible Church in Hastings, he helped with AWANA for 30 years, he was a church elder, and led a life group. He was on the board for ASAAP. He was probation officer of the year. Bob loved God, people and serving people. He enjoyed sports and was an encyclopedia of sports information, and loving Husker football and Yankee baseball.
He is survived by his wife Donna, daughters, Nicole Horton and Kristen (Sonny) Birnie and two grandchildren, Josiah and Taylor Birnie, mother and father in law, LeRoy and Isabell Anson, three brothers and sisters in law, Keith (Darla) Anson, Janice (William) Gear and Craig (Nancy) Anson and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother in law, Carol (Harold) Shannon and granddaughter, Jordyn Birnie.