Robert "Bob" Schnuelle
A Grand Island man who anchored newscasts on 10/11 in the 1970s has passed away. Robert "Bob" Schnuelle worked at KOLN/KGIN for 26 years and was a weekend anchor for 14 years.
His daughter, Shari Schnuelle, says she remembers "running around the Lincoln station while Dad was preparing for the nightly news."
Robert E. "Bob" Schnuelle, 81, of Grand Island died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island. The family will receive visitors beginning at 9:30. Following the service, inurnment with military honors will take place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Joint burial of Mr. and Mrs. Schnuelle's cremains will take place at 3 p.m.
Bob was born on May 21, 1931, in Omaha. He was adopted by Clarence F. and Pearl (Wilson) Schnuelle. Bob attended school in Gering, Dannebrog and Gibbon, graduating from Gibbon High School in 1949. He attended UNL. Bob enlisted in the USMC and served as a Sergeant until his honorable discharge in 1951. Returning to Nebraska after his military service, Bob met and married Sara Jane Krebs on Nov. 2, 1952, in Kearney. The couple lived in Hastings and Grand Island. They were married for 49 years until Sara passed away on Jan. 27, 2002.
Bob's career was in Broadcast Media, both radio and television. Bob started out at KGFW Radio in Kearney and transitioned to television in 1952. Bob opened Channels 5, 13, and 11 as an anchor, putting all three stations on the air. His television career began at KHOL-TV (now NTV) and moved to KHAS Radio and Television, in Hastings, in 1953. Bob joined KOLN/KGIN in 1960. He drove to Lincoln every Saturday and did the news for Channel 10.