E. Robert Hedman

Graveside services for E. Robert “Bob” Hedman, 93, Lawrence will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery. He passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Robert was born June 28, 1921 in Fort Pierre, SD the son of Ernest A. and Ida Cornelia (Anderson) Hedman.

Robert served his country in the United States Army during WWII and then in the Air Force Reserve where he retired as an officer.

He was a rancher in South Dakota before becoming a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey until he retired in 1980.

He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed golfing, engineering, and embraced computer technology. Most importantly he enjoyed being a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, A. Marjorie (Elrod) Hedman.

Other survivors include, two daughters, Jan K. and husband, Ernie Morace, Redwood City, CA, Susan N. and husband, Sid Reitz, Salina, KS; nine grandchildren, Christopher (Saira) Morace, Jeremy (Layla) Morace, Jonathan Morace, Ally (Matt) Cole, Cara (Eric) Payne, Kevin Campion, Becky (Aaron) Willey, Sara (Matt) Bloomfield, Blake (Garrett) Wilson; and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lyle.

The family will greet friends from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Trinity Lutheran Church or South Dakota State Historical Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Kristi Carlsen Jewell on February 12, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Oh, Hedman Family, I’m so saddened by this news. Mr. Hedman was such a nice man, a good man. Thoughts and prayers to you, Mrs. Hedman, and to Susie, and the rest of the family. Kristi

  2. Dena Kinsella on February 13, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Marge, Jan and Susie, We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. So wish we could be there with you. Your Dad was so awesome…I loved his e-mails! Love and hugs to all of you!
    Mary and Dena

  3. Deb Winter on February 14, 2015 at 11:54 am

    so sorry to hear of Uncle Bobs passing.
    He was a wonderful man.
    My sympathies to your whole family.

  4. Karla Hedman on February 14, 2015 at 11:59 am

    My sincere sympathy in the loss of your father and husband. Wonderful memories will keep him with you always. Karla

  5. Campions on February 14, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Marge, Susy, Jan and families,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a very special gentleman. Jim has many fond memories of him, and Garrett, Kylee and Susan enjoyed meeting and visiting with him on several special occasions. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Jim, Susan, Kylee and Garrett

  6. Ken and Judy Lindskov on February 14, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Bob was Ken’s supervisor during the late 1960’s while Ken was working for the US Geological Survey in Lawrence. He was the best mentor that Ken had while working 33 years for the US Geological Survey. One example: Bob traveled to Utah to help Ken on the hydrology of a large oil-shale project.
    Bob was a true icon, a dear person to us and we pray for God’s presence with the Headman family.

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