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Robert Burling

Robert Burling, age 61, formerly of Hastings, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Genoa Community Hospital.

Robert's wishes were to be cremated. The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Robert Erwin Burling, the son of Eldon and Marilyn (Jacobitz) Burling was born on April 10, 1961 at Minden, Nebraska and passed away in Genoa, Nebraska on July 5, 2022, at the age of 61.

He attended Kenesaw High School. On July 11, 1983, he was united in marriage to Dianne Willcock. Four children were born to this union: Stacey, Sarah, Patrick & Nicholas. They lived in Hastings, where Robert worked for the corrugated box company and harvest crews in the area.

Robert enjoyed listening to music and spending time with the grandkids.

Robert is survived by his four children, Stacey Burling of Hastings, Sarah Gropp of Lincoln, Patrick Burling of Kearney and Nicholas (Eliza) Burling of Lincoln and 9 grandchildren. He is also survived by his father, Eldon Burling of Hastings; mother, Marilyn Dittrich of Hastings; three sisters, Beth Fotinos of Kenesaw, Brenda Stocker of Lincoln and Barbara Andreason of Genoa and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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