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Robert Charles Tvrs

February 9, 1957 — March 14, 2023



Robert Charles Tvrs was born on February 9, 1957 at Camp Hanford Hospital in Richland ,Washington.  He rode his Harley to heaven on March 14, 2023.  He was the first born to Richard J. Tvrs and Frances Tvrs (Whitney).  Shortly after his birth the Family moved to Santee California.  He grew up in Santee California along with two younger sisters Teresa (Terry) and Jane.  Robert was very active in Boy Scouts and the family made many lifelong friends.  The family spent most of every summer camping at San Elijo State Beach and Carlsbad State Beach in San Diego with friends.  Robert graduated from Santana High School in 1975 located Santee California, and shortly after graduation joined the Air Force.  After serving his country Robert became a long haul truck driver for many years.  On August 2, 1991 Robert married the love of his life Jan Ellen Sutherland.  Family was important to Robert and he wanted to be home with Jan and the children.  He sold his truck,   and Robert worked the rest of his life in construction and mechanic positions, always highly respected for his hard work ethic and ability to fix literally anything.   During their marriage Jan and Robert lived in Denver, Chadron  and eventually settling down in Tioga Texas.  Robert loved to ride his Harley Davidson with Jan, her brothers and many other friends.  Robert was a proud dad to Benjamin, Lacey and Mischelle.  He loved spoiling his grandchildren Zane, Emma , Roger, Lzzy  and Samantha.

He was preceded in death by his  father Richard  J. Tvrs, half – Sister Sandra Moore of Fullerton, Nebraska, niece Beth Ann Gordon and nephew Lewis Gordon III of Virginia Beach, VA.

He is survived by his mother Frances Whitney of Chadron Nebraska, wife Jan Sutherland Tvrs of Tioga, Texas,  daughter Lacey Covey(Johnny) of Hemingford, Nebraska, daughter Mischelle Little (Jody) of Denison Texas, son Benjamin of Oregon,  his  sister Teresa Tvrs James of Escondido, Ca, Sister Jane Gordon (Lewis II)  of Virginia Beach Virginia, niece Whitney James Plotkin(Casey) of Riverside California, nephew Nicholas James (Fernanda) of Escondido, CA and many cousins.

Memorial Services will be held at the Hay Springs United Methodist Church on Saturday September 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM. No Inurnment services will be held.

Donations and Flowers may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970 Chadron, NE 69337.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

United Methodist Church - Hay Springs

340 N Miller St, Hay Springs, NE 69347

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