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Robert G. "Bob" Tharp

June 8, 1943 — February 21, 2024

Hastings

Robert G. "Bob" Tharp

Hastings resident Robert G. “Bob” Tharp, 80, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Providence Place, Hastings, NE.    

 

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 29, at Butler Volland Chapel with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, and one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. 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 June 8, 1943, in Hastings, NE to Willard Harold and Hattie (Rothfuss) Tharp. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1961 and attended Hastings College. Bob married Jeanne Olsen on March 19, 1971; she preceded him in death on October 26, 1996. He married Shirley Allen on December 21, 2022.

 

Bob was an auto parts salesman for Sidles & Auto Value for 42 years. He was an original member of The Chapparals Motorcycle Club. Bob enjoyed music, ice cream, motorcycles, and fishing.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeanne Tharp; and sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn & Larry Fell.  

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife:                                                   
    Shirley Tharp – Hastings, NE
Daughter & Son-in-law:                     
    Terri & Roy Niemoth – Grand Island, NE
Son & Daughter-in-law:                     
    Todd & Kara Tharp – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren:                                   
    Hali & Nik Fangmeier

    Courtney Niemoth & Keenan Smith

    Brandi & Quinn Burghardt

    Cheyene O’Flannagan & Megan Cassidy

    Alicia O’Flannagan

    Taylor Tharp

    Wyatt Tharp
Great-Grandchildren:                         
    Ryker Fangmeier

    Adelynn Fangmeier
    Landry Fangmeier
    Remington Burghardt

    Bailer Burghardt

    Paisley Cline

    Everleigh O’Flannagan
Brother & Sister-in-law:                    
    Harold “Jr” & Peggy Tharp – Olathe, KS
Step-Sons & Spouses:                        
    Randy & Terri Allen

    Tim & Tricia Allen
Step-Grandsons:                                 
    Ryan Allen

    Tanner Allen

    Ramsey Allen

    Turner Allen
Step-Granddaughters:                        
    Erica Allen

    Morgan Allen
Step-Great-Grandchildren:                
    3

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

The family will be present 5-7 p.m.

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Visitation

Thursday, February 29, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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Services

Thursday, February 29, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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