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Robert  Lee  Duysen
     Robert “Bob” Lee Duysen, 84, of North Platte, passed away Feb. 25. Bob was born on May 17, 1928 in Imperial to Rudolph and Luella (Kleist) Duysen.
     He grew up in Imperial and after school he worked for a rancher until he began working for the State of Nebraska. He was drafted into the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge he returned to Nebraska and continued working for the State.
     He went to diesel mechanic school in Kansas City, and then returned to work for the State.
     On Feb. 1961 he and Esther Endreson were married in Denver, Colo. In 1970, Bob joined on the UPRR and worked there until he retired in 1995.
     Bob loved tinkering with engines and was constantly tearing down and rebuilding motors. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He attended Harvest Christian Church, especially enjoying the Saturday night coffee services. His pride and joy was his family.
     Bob is survived by his two daughters: Eileen (Jeff Gorley) Wolfe of North Platte, Elsie (Bill) Gregory of Scottsbluff; son Aaron (Eileen) Duysen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a great great-grandchild; sister Pat (Don) Einspahr of McCook; brother Claire Duysen of Imperial; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister Betty Terry.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at Harvest Christian Church with Pastor Ron Lauber officiating. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 2/27/2013
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