Robert Dell Gooder, May 18, 2020
Funeral services will be held on July 30, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at the Lisco Presbyterian Church, 212 Well Street, Lisco, Nebr.
Dell was born April 23, 1943 in Benkelman, Nebraska, to Lewis William and Irene Mae (Williams) Gooder. He attended Benkelman High School, completing the 11th grade then successfully obtained the General Education Diploma later in life.
On June 17, 1962, Dell married Shirley Yvonne Walter at the home of her parents in Haigler, Nebraska. One son and three daughters were born to this union: Gary Kent, Lona Kaylene, Sheri Kristene, and Julie Kathlene.
November 25, 1962, Dell was baptized and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church in Benkelman by Pastor Walter Rossbach. Dell proudly served on the church council at Zion Lutheran in Benkelman and at Messiah Lutheran Church in Broadwater, Nebraska.
He continued his education and completed the course of Basic ARC Welding and Artificial Insemination (AI) School. Dell loved ranch and farm work, being his happiest on horseback or behind the wheel of a truck or tractor. He had a solution for every broken thing and part. He loved the smell of overturned soil. He was a farm laborer, ranch hand, cowboy, and over-theroad truck driver.
He relished the good things in life which included spending time with his family, fishing, camping, flying remote control airplanes, dancing, growing roses, auctions, and garage sales. He was proud of his children and their accomplishments, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren gave him much joy.