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Robert "Bob" Dennis Woodruff

October 18, 1929 — August 4, 2021

Robert “Bob” Dennis Woodruff, age 91, of McCook, NE passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at his home at Highland Park in McCook.

Bob was born October 18, 1929 in Tintah, Minnesota to parents George F. and Theolyn S. (Christenson) Woodruff.  He was one of five children who attended grade school in Tintah, country school in Doran, MN and high school in Campbell, MN.  Bob worked on the family farm until his enlistment, at the age of twenty one, in the United States Army.  Bob proudly served his country from 1951 until his Honorable Discharge in 1954. The majority of that time was spent serving in Germany.

Bob met the love of his life, Betty Marie (Huff) Woodruff on Valentine’s Day, 1954.  The couple wed later that same year, on June 20, in Beatrice. Bob’s large family welcomed his new bride with open arms.

Bob and Betty moved to McCook in 1966, and were blessed with two children, Charles “Chuck” and Janie.  Bob was employed by D and S Hardware from 1966 to 1984 and Country Floral and Design from 1984 to 1997. Bob and Betty were active members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  Bob enjoyed spending time in the garden, traveling with Betty on countless trips, and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Woodruff in 2019; his parents, George and Theolyn Woodruff; sisters, Nell Ramming and Vera Lancaster; brothers, Dean Woodruff and Roy Woodruff;  father and mother in law, Charles and Lucille Huff.

Those left to celebrate his life include son, Chuck (Holly) Woodruff of Douglas, WY; daughter, Janie (Tom) Bredvick of McCook; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren, Gina Fabricus and her children, Colter, Kambri and Weslee, DeArby Anderson and her children, Aubrey and Ainzley, Jalynn (Kyle) Fredekind and her son, Kaithan and Drew (Sam) Bredvick, Dustin Bredvick and (fiancé Aubrey Wagner) and Dawson Bredvick; as well as many nieces, nephews and great friends.

Visitation, with family greeting friends, will be held on Monday, August 9, 2021 from 6 to 8 PM at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, with Pastor Lisa Mensinger officiating. Inurnment of cremains with Military Honors will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon, NE.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 312 Seminole, McCook, NE 69001 or the Cardiac Rehab Center Heart to Heart Campaign in care of Community Hospital 1301 East H McCook, NE 69001.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Please visit our website at to sign the online guestbook for the family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Family Present to Greet Friends

Monday, August 9, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home

305 West C Street, McCook, NE 69001

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

312 Seminole Drive, McCook, NE 69001

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Graveside Service with Military Honors

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

Lebanon Cemetery

, Lebanon, NE 69036

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