​Robert Lee Burnham

  of Burwell, NE

May 31, 1955


September 10, 2018


handled by Hitchcock Funeral Home

Service Details

Robert Lee Burnham, 63, of Burwell, Nebraska died September 10, 2018 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burwell, Nebraska. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Pastor Jon Franson will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Memorials are suggested to the family for the Liver Transplant Program. Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell is in charge of arrangements.

Rob was born May 31, 1955 in Burwell, Nebraska to Richard and Marilyn (Bolli) Burnham. He graduated from Burwell High School in 1973.

On May 10, 1975 Rob married Patricia Sheets in Burwell. They farmed and ranched near Burwell. In 1978 they moved to their ranch northeast of Burwell.

Rob was a member and trustee of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Burwell Roping Club and the Nebraska Cattleman’s Association. He enjoyed working, going to brandings, his family, friends and especially his grandchildren.

Rob is survived by his wife Pat Burnham of Burwell, Nebraska. Two sons, Barry and Heather and Brye Burnham of Burwell, Nebraska and Brady and Arin and Bray, John Tell and Adlee Burnham of Kim, Colorado. His mother, Marilyn Burnham of Burwell, Nebraska. His brother, Mike Burnham of Burwell, Nebraska and a sister, Cindy Kenton, of North Platte, Nebraska.

Rob was preceded in death by his dad and a granddaughter, Brooke Burnham.