Robert H. Hancock, Jr.


Robert H. Hancock, Jr., 59, of St. Paul died Monday, September 17, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday at the United Methodist Church in St. Paul. The Reverend Randy Dilts will officiate. Interment will be held in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul.

Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

Robert was born June 8, 1953 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Robert H., Sr. and Dorothy (Sandquist) Hancock.

He attended school in Grand Island and then in the Fairdale area north of St. Paul. He graduated from St. Paul High School in 1971.

Robert was united in marriage to Deana Jarman on July 21, 1972 in Robert’s parents’ house on their farm near St. Paul.

He first worked for Diamond Engineering and then for the City of St. Paul. He returned to Diamond Engineering working as a mechanic for the past 25 years.

The couple lived in the St. Paul area.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in St. Paul.

Robert enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially deer. He could build just about anything and enjoyed helping others, and they were involved in foster care for 13 years. He loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Deana of St. Paul; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chad & Carrie Hancock and Benjamin & Jessica Hancock all of St. Paul; two daughters and sons-in-law, Katie & Donny Poss of Elba and Tammy & Scott Skrdla of Litchfield; his mother, Dorothy Hancock of St. Paul; seven grandsons and three granddaughters; two sisters and brother-in-law, Karen Fanta of Dannebrog and Dorothy & Bruce Francisco of Grand Island.

Robert is preceded in death by his father; one son, Adam Luke Hancock and a brother Mark Hancock.


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  1. Carolyn Reimers

    Deanna and family

    A Golden Heart stopped beating. Hard working hands layed to rest. God broke your hearts to prove to us He only take the best!!

    God Bless


    Carolyn and James

  2. Carolyn Reimers

    Now you fly on a angels wing
    Sit on your cloud all day and sing
    No pain no worries not a care
    Waiting for the day I meet you there
    john f connor

  3. Doris Jensen Laurine Disckerson

    Ben and Jessie so sorry to hear about your loss so hard to loose a family member esp a parent your family is in our prayers please let us know if we can do anything for you !! Love as always !! Doris and Mike and Family and Grandma and Grandpa Dickerson !!

  4. Barb Erickson

    Uncle Bobby, I am glad we got to see each other before the left. I will remember our talks, I really enjoyed your story of your and Aunt Deanas courtship. “You said you just FLIPPED for her” Maybe now you can get that toad, and make that camo covered four wheeler for hunting. And you helped me catch my 1st and biggest rainbow trout. And NO you do not have pussy hands (thats what you said) You were ready to rest, you worked very hard your whole life and provided for your family and inspired your children to be good respectable members of society. In that you live on through them. You will live in my heart for eternity. I hope we meet again. Tell Grandma and Cecil and Breana hi for me. Love Always, your niece Barb

  5. don doremus

    Was sorry to here about bob as I new him, when ever I would come in the shop at diamond bob would drop what ever here was doing and help me get my equipment taken care of. was always a pleasure to work with. will be missed sincerly don doremus

  6. Greg (Charlie) Schurer

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I remember him as a very hard working fellow employee at Diamond Engineering Co.

  7. Lou Tjernagel

    My Thought’s and prayers are with Deana and all of the children. May God give you peace and understanding. I met Bob and Deana through doing their taxes for years and their children. A nice family and great children. God Bless all of you..

  8. bob and cheryl gregoski

    hancock family, you have our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. we know all too well the pain of the loss of a father.
    bob and cheryl gregoski

  9. Tricia Kuszak


    Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find peace in God and turn to him for strength at this hard time.

    Prayers and sympathy,

    Tricia Kuszak (used to work at HCMC)

  10. William Sandquist

    I am so sorry for everyone and will keep you in our prayers. Wish I could tell you how it gets better but with those we have lost our memories will always remain. I remember visiting the farm when wee were kids and it was something we loved, rummaging through all the buildings and playing. Our memories keep those we love alive for ever in our hearts.

  11. Dale Fanta

    We are so sorry of your loss Deanna, Karen, Dorothy and Family. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

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