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Robert Walter Pokorny

October 22, 1965 — July 9, 2018

Funeral Services for Robert Pokorny, age 52, of Clearwater, NE, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13 2018, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Clearwater, NE with Father John Norman and Father James Kramper, Officiating. Burial will be at Chambers Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and Wake at 7:00 p.m. Bob passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 Neligh. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be directed to family at

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Robert Walter Pokorny was born on October 22, 1965 in Atkinson, NE to Donald and Arlis (Edwards) Pokorny. He graduated from West Holt High School in Atkinson with the Class of 1984. He was united in marriage to Jayne Bykerk on June 12, 1992 in Burwell, NE. They lived in the Amelia area, then moved to Clearwater in 1998. Bob raised cattle, ran a custom calving operation, and worked at Thiele Dairy when he wasn't busy with ranch work. He put family first and cheered his four children on at many activities and sporting events through the years. Bob loved taking trips to the mountains with his family. Horses were always a big part of his life and he passed this love on to his children. He was quick to greet friends and neighbors and never lacked for stories and jokes. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Clearwater.

Survived by his wife, Jayne of Clearwater. Children: Sydney Pokorny of Clearwater, NE; Taylor Pokorny of Elkhorn, NE; Alexis Pokorny and Austin Pokorny of Clearwater, NE. Parents, Don and Arlis Pokorny of Atkinson, NE; sisters: Donita (Michael) Williamson of Orchard, NE, Christy (Rod) Liss of Independence, IA, and Wendy (Bob) Coutts of Creighton, NE. Brother, Jeff Pokorny of Atkinson, NE. Father and mother-in-law, Edward and Sonja Bykerk of Taylor, NE. Brother-in-laws Scott Bykerk of Lincoln, NE and Michael (Amy) Bykerk of Doniphan, NE. Sister-in-laws, Jody Bykerk of Omaha, NE and Jenny Bykerk of Lincoln, NE. Numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Preceded in death by his grandparents: Walter and Helen Pokorny, laid to rest in Atkinson, and Delbert and Erma Edwards, laid to rest in Chambers.
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Theresa’s Catholic Church

509 Nebraska St, Clearwater, NE 68726

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