Robert 'Bob' Burns Korell

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Oct. 18, 1936 - Sept. 24, 2007

CULBERTSON -- Robert "Bob" Burns Korell died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, near his rural Culbertson home. He was 70 years old.

Bob was born on Oct. 18, 1936, to Roy Clark and Morah L. (Hanks) Korell on the family farm north of Culbertson. He attended rural elementary school and Culbertson High School.

On Aug. 31, 1958, he married Neva Jane Mackey. To this union two children were born. They made their home on the family farm where Bob was born. Bob farmed and raised cattle all of his life. He was also employed at Midwest Livestock for many years.

He was a member of Culbertson Trinity United Methodist Church and McCook Eagle's Club. He loved watching horse races and following his grandchildren's many activities.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Roy and Morah Korell; two grandchildren, Brandon Michael and Holly Anne Messersmith; and four brothers, LeRoy, Dewey, Cletis and Frank Korell.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jane Korell of Culbertson; son, Kenneth Korell and wife, Christie of Hayes Center and their children, Kevin and Jesse Korell and Brook and Ryan Amateis; daughter, Peggy and husband, Michael Messersmith of Palisade and their children Dove, McKenize and Keifer Messersmith; one brother, Gordon Korell and wife, Emma of Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Wauneta Bodeman of Portland, Ore.; and a host of relatives and friends.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Visitation is today until 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friends may go online at to extend condolences.

Funeral services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson with Rev. Richard Melano officiating. Burial will be in the Culbertson Cemetery.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.