Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 6:15am

Bob Moyer, born 12/31/1948. He died on 12/6/2022 after a brief battle with cancer. Bob was a lifelong resident of Lincoln. He loved this community and dedicated his life in service to it.

He was the Executive Director of the Family Violence Council for over 25 years; their mission was domestic violence prevention. In his work for the Family Violence Council, he raised over $18 million dollars on behalf of his partner organizations. He developed nationally recognized community response teams that improved victim safety and batterer accountability.

In addition to this work Bob also served on numerous local boards and organizations such as Leadership Lincoln, Family Service, and for the Capital Humane Society. For over 25 years Bob taught business writing and social work courses at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and Kearney.

Prior to his work with the Family Violence Council Bob spent 25 years at the Lincoln Journal. He held a variety of Editor roles for the paper over his career and was the City Editor of the Journal when he left in 1995.

Bob was a dedicated worker, loyal friend, loving father, voracious reader, and sports fan. He closely followed the Kansas City Royals and all Husker sports. His favorite sport was Husker Women's Basketball, of which he was a season-ticket holder. Bob is a member of the Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame and the Lincoln Bowling Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his son Scott and his wife Evelia, his daughter Annie and her husband Jesse, his brother Ed and wife Mary, his dog Minnie, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Candy, his brother John, and his parents Jean and Anna.

If you would like to come celebrate Bob's life with his friends and family, we will have an event to do so on December 21st from 4pm – 7pm at 1801 Pine Lake Road in the Community Room of the Union Bank Building. To truly honor Bob we expect that, although the event starts at 4pm, no one will arrive until at least 4:30pm.

In lieu of memorials Bob would have wanted donations in his name to go to organizations that will continue the work to which he dedicated himself; such as Voices of Hope or the Friendship Home. His organization is a 501c3 and accepts donations at

Published by Lincoln Journal Star on Dec. 13, 2022.
Bob Moyer
Bob Moyer