Robert “Bob” D. Aufrecht 81, of Loup City, NE died Monday, July 23, 2012 at Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City with Reverend Douglas DeNeui officiating. Burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Aufrecht family or donor’s choice.
Robert D. Aufrecht was born on a rainy Mother’s Day afternoon, May 10, 1931 to Albert J. and Claira E. (Morisson) Aufrecht, on a farm 7 ½ miles northwest of Loup City, NE. He attended a one room school, District 82, and graduated from Loup City High School in 1949. He farmed with his dad until his father’s death in 1963.
He and his mother operated the farm until he had to quit in 1976 because of illness and then sold they farm. After recovering he worked haying west of Kearney. In 1978, he worked at an alfalfa mill at Shelton, driving a field chopper. In 1991, he worked at Kneffler Bee Farm and enjoyed working with bees.
He was united in marriage on May 23, 1997 to Alma L. (Wilson) DeGunia.
In his early years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and making or fixing things. He also did volunteer work at Bible Camps, Nebraska Christian School and Central Nebraska Community Services. He also did a lot of traveling and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Alma of Loup City, NE; three step sons, Ernest DeGunia of Connecticut; Darrold DeGunia of Omaha, NE; Troy DeGunia of Crawford, NE; brother, Dale Aufrecht of Beaverton, OR; sister, Leila G. Anthony of Central City, NE; one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant sister, one step son and one great grandson.