Robert M. "Bob" Palmtag
1956 - 2021
Roby Funeral Home
346 Avenue A
Plattsmouth, NE
Palmtag, Robert M. "Bob"

March 16, 1956 - October 7, 2021

Robert "Bob" Matthew Palmtag, age 65 of Plattsmouth, NE, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at his residence at Beaver Lake. Bob was born on March 16, 1956 to Perry Russell and Betty Jo (Stephenson) Palmtag in Nebraska City, NE. He was raised in Nebraska City and he graduated from Nebraska City High School with the class of 1974. Bob attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for a year and then he returned to Nebraska City to manage the Embers Restaurant, which he did enthusiastically for more than 30 years. Throughout Bob's life, he has been an avid boater and water skier. Bob loved to travel, meet up with old friends, and exercise. Bob met Debra Charlene Millar and they later married on March 28, 2014 in Branson, MO. Bob and Debra spent the next seven years making their home at Beaver Lake. He loved spending his free time with his grandchildren, especially with his grandson Vincent.

He is survived by his wife: Debra Palmtag of Plattsmouth, NE; two stepchildren: Nolan Millar and wife Alicia of Bellevue, NE; Meagan O'Donnel and husband Mark of Beale Air Force Base in Yuba County, CA; three step-grandchildren: Kaden O'Donnel, Shayne O'Donnel, and Vincent Millar; four siblings: Michael Palmtag of Phoenix, AZ; Melinda Salisbury of Chantilly, VA; John Palmtag and wife Janet Palmtag of Syracuse, NE; Mary Palmtag and Don Dotson of Gypsum, CO; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Perry Palmtag; stepfather, Robert F. Harms; mother, Betty Jo Palmtag-Harms; and his brother-in-law, Peter Salisbury.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Friday, October 22, 2021, 2pm, at Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth with Pastor Michael Lincoln officiating. His Final Resting Place will be at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City, NE. The family suggests memorials to Nebraska City Fire and Rescue.


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Published by Omaha World-Herald on Oct. 19, 2021.
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My sincere condolences to the Palmtag family....Bob was a long time friend of mine that I have known for over 40 years as most of you know. Will never forget traveling with Bob to Florida and to California in his new Corvette's. Also many trips to Tablerock lake in Branson, Missouri and also Lake of the Ozarks at Osage Beach Missouri. With Bob it was all about boats and water skiing, and just having a good time! Bob had a great sense of humor and was always fun to be with, he was liked and loved by many. You maybe gone but not forgotten, you'll always be my brother from another in eternal peace my friend.....
Milan Kruse
October 19, 2021
My sympathies to all the family. A good friend of Bob's, Dad related a story long ago that Perry told him Bobby was one of his kids he never felt he had to worry about. He had a lot of faith in his abilities. Rest in peace, cousin.
Daryl Lee
October 19, 2021
Such a sad loss, Bob was always fun to be around, and grow up with. Spent many years (late 60´s -70´s) at Waconda, skiing,biking, and laughing with him. So many memories, but I´ll always think of him skiing, and trying new stunts ! So sorry for your family´s loss.
Laurie (Pettit) Akers
October 19, 2021
Bob was a bright light in the world! I hope there is a someone to pull him skiing in Heaven!
Kort Igel
October 19, 2021
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