Robert Cecil “Bob” Grandel

Walleye Bob

Robert Cecil “Bob” Grandel, 73, of North Platte, NE, died Sunday, November 10, 2013, at his home surrounded by family.

Bob was born March 14, 1940, to Willie Cecil and Clara Clovis Sukraw Grandel at Oakman, AL. He grew up in North Platte where he attended school. He drove heavy equipment for different construction companies.

In 1967 Bob married Delores Guerra in Kansas and they made their home in North Platte and later divorced. He loved fishing and was known as “Walleye Bob” at the inlet. Bob was a good dad and a friend to many.

He is survived by his children, William (Sherry) Grandel and Diane (Tyler) Holbrook, of Lincoln, NE; 13 grandchildren, Brennan Larsen, Johnny Rodriguez, Theresa Longbine and Andrew, Ryan, Anthony, Marie, Bruce, Patrick, Alex, Ti-Anna, Alexis and Zoie Grandel; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Clara (Serge) Dragutin, of Lake Forest, CA; his brother, Edward (Wynona) Grandel, of North Platte; two nephews, David (Joni) and Dominique Grandel; other family and his many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Clara; a son, Gregory; and a niece, Rhonda Murrain.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013, at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore with Joe Sukraw officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be prior to the service. Condolences may be shared at The family has established a memorial. Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.