Philip Henry Rubottom, 92, of Crete, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2023. Born December 17, 1931 to Philip (Sr.) and Sophie Rubottom.
Philip was a loving husband to his wife of 57 years, Naomi Rubottom, who predeceased Phil on November 4, 2008. Phil was a devoted father to his four children, Barbara Hupka (Steven), of Sterling, Nebraska; Barry Rubottom of Friend Nebraska; Kathie Garman (Dwight), of Tucson, Arizona; Karen Robertus (Dan), of Lincoln, Nebraska. Phil was a beloved grandfather to 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Shortly after his marriage, Phil was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War. After his discharge, Phil worked in bakeries in Cozad and Omaha, and farms in both communities, until he began his career as an Electrical Lineman.
Phil enjoyed camping, wintering in Texas and Arizona, fishing, hunting, watching sports of any kind, especially the Huskers.
A Celebration of Life/Open House will be held on November 19, 2023, at the Crete VFW, 130 W. 13th Street, Crete, NE from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Denton American Legion.
To leave a condolence please use the form below.