Robert Dennis Fiala, Commissioned Minister—Teacher Emeritus, departed this life on January 30, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born on September 27, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Hugh and Lucille Fiala. He attended St. Paul’s College in Concordia, MO, and received his BS in Education from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, in 1960. Bob married Maxine Bickel on July 22, 1962, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, MO. In 1963, Bob received his Master’s in History from the University of Nebraska – Omaha and his PhD in History from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in 1967. He taught at a Lutheran high school in Houston, TX, from 1960-1965, and then served as a history professor at Concordia University in Seward from 1965-2005.
Mr. Fiala is survived by his sons Jonathan (Michelle) of Valley Park, MO and David (Amber) of Seward, NE; grandchildren, Trevor and Rachel Fiala; Emma and Laura Coleman; Devon Darrohn; Ian and Isaac Fiala; and his sister, Marilyn. He was preceded in death by parents Hugh Fiala and Lucille Pfeiffer, wife Maxine Fiala and granddaughter Audrey Fiala.
Visitation was held Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Volzke Funeral Home in Seward, from 2-4 p.m. The funeral service was held February 5, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward. Interment was in Seward on February 6.
Memorials may be made in care of Concordia University International Student Scholarshipor donor’s choice.