Robert Workman, 85, of Humboldt, passed away June 26, 2016, at Colonial Acres Nursing Home, Humboldt. He was born July 21, 1930 in Pawnee City, to Ruth (Jenkins) and Howard Leroy Workman.
Bob attended the Pleasant Hill and Bratton Union schools and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1948. Bob was a member of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War from 1952 to 1953 on the U.S.S. Epperson and was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
He married Maxine Louise Wiemers on June 6, 1954 at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt. Bob was a third generation Pawnee County farmer and farmed with his son, Doug, northwest of Humboldt until he retired in 2011. Bob held offices in the Pawnee County Democratic Party and loved to talk politics and going to coffee with “the boys” in Humboldt and Table Rock. He always looked forward to U.S.S. Epperson reunions and visiting with his lifelong Navy buddies, Ken Morrison, Don Brimm, and Loren Block. Bob liked to play the ukulele, which he learned to play while he was in stationed in Hawaii during his years in the Navy; and he loved music, especially ragtime. He loved blowing up fireworks on the Fourth of July with all of the extended Workman family and friends on the old family farm. He and his wife liked to go on bus trips, and he especially enjoyed vacationing in Estes Park, CO. Bob loved to read and had an amazing ability to memorize and recite poetry. He had many interests, including collecting coins, rocks, seashells, and lighthouses. Bob loved to feed birds and enjoyed taking care of his dogs and cats. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Bob was a member of the United Methodist Church in Humboldt and was a member of the church choir. He was also a member of the VFW, the Rotary Club, and the Eagle’s Club.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ron.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine of Humboldt; sons Stuart (Ginger) Workman of Enterprise, KS, Doug (Kellie) Workman of Humboldt; daughter Susan (Louis) Eagan of Lexington, MO; grandchildren, Rachel Workman of Lincoln, Haley and Chloe Workman of Humboldt, and Katelin Eagan of Lexington, MO; brother Russel (Judy) Workman of Lincoln; sister, Karen (Haney) Milstead of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Shirley Wiemers of Lincoln and Jeanne Workman Millwood of St. James City, FL, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt with Pastor Dean Joy officiating. Interment was in the Humboldt Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church organ fund.