Robert “Bob” E. Grant, 87 of Syracuse, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at the Syracuse Good Samaritan Center. He was born on Feb. 13, 1931, to Merle V. & Opal L. (Harger) Grant at their home in rural Lancaster County.
Bob married Hilda Jean Allen on March 1, 1952.
He later married Eileen M. (Nelson) Stroud on Jan. 20, 1979 at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Lincoln.
Bob served in the Naval Air Reserve for six years. He worked as a Pressman for the Omaha World Herald.
He was a member of the Cornhusker Music Club, Graphic Communications International Local 32 – Omaha and St. John’s United Church of Christ. Bob was a gifted country music player and could play anything with strings. He also enjoyed repairing instruments.
He is survived by his Wife: Eileen Grant of Syracuse; children: Sherry (Greg) Dively, Cathy Broda, Charlene Schumacher, Connie Grant-Leanna; Sister: Sharon (Jerry) Shedlosky; step-children: Michael (Linda) Stroud, Julie (David) Zahn; 17 Grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, brother and sister-in-law: Vernon (Cathy) Grant and grandchild: Michael Schumacher.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Syracuse. Private inurnment will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery in rural Ceresco at a later time.
Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers to Friends of the Syracuse Library. Arrangements were by  Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse. Condolences to www.fussel manallenharvey.com