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Robert E. "Bob" Selko

January 29, 1940 — May 10, 2023


Robert E. "Bob" Selko

Hastings resident Robert E. “Bob” Selko, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at his home.   

Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hastings with Rev. Tamara Holtz officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. A book signing will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, with family present at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the Parkinsons Foundation or First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Bob’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.


Bob was born January 29, 1940 in Hastings, NE to Ellwood C. and Eva (Helzer) Selko. He graduated from Harvard High School and attended Milford Technical School. Bob married Beverly Haidsiak on March 20, 1960; they later divorced. He married Loretta (Cassel) Snyder on September 30, 1988, in Hastings.


Bob started his career as an apprentice at Western Electric Tool & Die in Omaha and then owned and operated Cornhusker Tool Machine & Manufacturing in Hastings. He was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ where he was very active. Bob was a member of the Studebaker Drivers Club in Grand Island, and the Just For Fun Car Club. He was a former member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Hastings Jaycees. Bob enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and attending his grandchildren’s activities.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Bill Schmidt.



    Loretta Selko – Hastings, NE

Children & Spouses:             
    Dale Selko – Hastings, NE

    Glenn & Julia Selko – Hastings, NE

    Sheri & Jeff Thompson – Allen, TX

    Michael Snyder & Felicia Melendez – Hastings, NE

Grandchildren & Spouses:    
    Kristina & Jeremey Finnerty

    Jefferson & Hannah Selko

    Jason & Valeria Selko

    Stacy Selko

    Sean Selko

    Ryan Thompson

    Logan Thompson

    Bethany Thompson

    Eberlie Selko

    Kendri Selko
    Alexa Selko                                       
    Zoë Leggion

Many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

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Past Services

Book Signing

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

Family will be present 5-7 p.m.

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Book Signing

Thursday, May 18, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Thursday, May 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)


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