Robert L. “Bob” Williams, 78

June 2, 1942 - August 31, 20200

Hastings resident, Robert L. “Bob” Williams, 78, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020, at
Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Memorial service with Masonic and Eastern Star memorial tribute will be 10 a.m. Friday,
September 25, 2020, at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings, with Rev. Stefanie Hayes
officiating. The service will be offered live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral
Home’s Facebook page. The direct link for that page is Burial with
military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. with family
present 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist
Church, Job’s Daughters Bethel #8, or Hastings York Rite Bodies. For the health and safety of
others, face masks are required for those attending the service. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Due to material sharing restrictions, we ask you bring your own pen for signing the registration
book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can provide that for you. Private
condolences may be sent to the Williams Family at Livingston Butler Volland
Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Bob was born June 2, 1942, in Marshalltown, IA to Roy and Opal (Wolf) Williams. He was
baptized at Garwin United Methodist Church and graduated from Dike High School in Dike, IA.
After high school, Bob completed two years of Automotive and Diesel Mechanic School in
Kansas City. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force from February 1, 1964 to January 31, 1968. He
married Mary E. Grothen on February 20, 1966, in Hastings, NE.

Bob owned Bob Williams Automotive and was an RV and ASE certified mechanic. He was a
member of Grace United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #317, Acacia Chapter of the Eastern
Star, York Rite, Job’s Daughters, Tehama Shrine, Scottish Rite, Red Cross of the Constantine,
and United Commercial Travelers.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, niece, Christine Williams, and nephew, Daryl


Wife: Mary Williams – Hastings, NE

Children & Spouses: Barbara & Keith White – Long Beach, CA
Richard Williams – Hastings, NE
Andrea Williams – Lincoln, NE
Janet & Brad Johnson – Unadilla, NE
Lisa & Jerrad Oakley – Anderson, IN

Grandchildren & Spouses: Nicholas & Katrina White
Abigail White
Stephen White
Elizabeth Johnson
Aprille Johnson
Elliot Johnson
Coleman Oakley
Noa Oakley

Brother & Spouse: Jim & Jan Williams – Long Beach, CA
Numerous Nieces & Nephews