Robert Lee Paeper was born on May 16, 1947 to Arlo and Lucille (Burk) Paeper in Newell, Iowa. He was baptized and later confirmed into the Catholic faith. Bob graduated from Westside High School with the class of 1965. He attended Pershing College in Beatrice, Nebraska and Omaha University in Omaha, Nebraska. Bob enlisted in the Nebraska National Guard and honorably served for six years.
Bob was united in marriage to Kathy Tvedt on April 28, 1973 at St. John Catholic Church in Omaha. The couple made their home in Omaha until 1998 when they relocated to Westside, Iowa. Bob's career was in the grocery business working for United A.G. in Omaha and Farner-Bocken in Carroll, until he retired.
Bob was a family first kind of man. He coached his sons in sports year-round. He loved sports, especially fishing and golfing. He rooted for the Kansas City Royals and Nebraska Cornhuskers. He enjoyed cooking and he looked forward to a cup of coffee with the neighbors. Bob and Kathy cherished their vacations in Florida during the winter months.
Bob passed away at home on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the age of 75 years and 17 days.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Paeper; and brother-in-law, Bill Jones. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathy Paeper of Westside; sons: Brandon Paeper, Brian Paeper, and Michael Paeper and his fiancée, Ashley Sandel all of Omaha, Nebraska; siblings: Bruce Paeper and his wife, Mary of Pender, Nebraska and Candace Paeper-Stone and her husband, Kirk Stone of Franklin, Tennessee; siblings-in-law, Marianne Jones of Yorkville, Illinois, Bernard Tvedt and his wife, Theresa of Danvers, Minnesota, Osten Tvedt of Montevideo, Minnesota; and many other relatives and friends.
The visitation with the family greeting friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all on Monday, June 6, 2022 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vail. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 also at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vail. Interment with military honors will be held at the St. Ann Cemetery in Vail. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the Catholic Relief Services.