Bob Beguin

Graveside services for 81-year old Bob Beguin of Rushville NE, are Wed, Dec 1, 2021, at 2:00 PM at the Fairview Cemetery in Rushville.

Refreshments will follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rushville

Visitation is Tues, Nov 30, from 5 to 7 pm at the Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE.

A memorial has been established for Rushville Volunteer Rescue Unit and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home,

PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343

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Robert H. Beguin was born January 29, 1940, in Hot Springs, SD, to Harold (Hub) and Garland (Johnson) Beguin. He passed away at Gordon Memorial Hospital on November 29, 2021.

Bob grew up on the Pine Creek Ranch and attended Boiling Springs Elementary school through 8th grade. He graduated from Rushville High School in 1960.

In 1962, he married Dorothy Reeves (married 59 years) and to the union four children were born, Dixie, Rodney, Robbie and Barbara.

Bob worked road construction for many years. He was a push cat operator and for several years ran a giant Huff as he worked his way across Nebraska building I-80. When the family reached Chappell, NE, and the children started school, he quit construction and went to work for wheat farmers Carl and Gary Bruns.

When his father died, Bob moved his family down to the “Little Place” on Pine Creek where the Beguin family lived when he was born.

Bob was a very hard-working man. He could build anything. In the words of the late Dean Osborn “Don’t know what it is, but if Bob Beguin built it, it will work.”

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, son Rodney, grandson Jesse Retzlaff, brothers-in-law Kenneth Irvan and Frank Reeves, sisters-in-law Edith Lehman and Margaret Riggs.

He is survived by wife Dorothy, daughter Dixie Wasson all of Rushville, NE, (Bryce of Littleton, CO and Josie of Fort Morgan, CO), son Robbie and Shelley Beguin (Ashley & Rodney) and daughter Barb & Ray Retzlaff all of Clinton, NE (Tessa & AJ Macaitis of Rapid City, SD) and granddaughter Kayla Huber (Xzavior & Zachariah) of York, NE, brother Ernie & Louree Beguin of Ainsworth, NE and sister Kay & Charles McGrath of Rochelle, IL.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon is in charge of arrangements for Bob Beguin.