Gail, Scott, Brad, Greg and Families,
Bob was certainly a legend in the cattle business and known across the country for his passion. He was one of the best! Not only was he serious about the cattle business, family was just as important to him, and not only his, but others. Almost every phone call I had with Bob, he was always interested in knowing how Judy, our kids or the grandkids were doing…. he went out of his way to come to one of our son’s Washburn football games, our son’s wedding, and Judy’s dad’s funeral – family connections were important to Bob, just as relationships were in the success of his cattle business. I am very grateful for the past 15 years I have been employed with the Foote Family and being a part of this legacy that will continue for the future generations with the foundation Bob built. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. May you have comfort in knowing this loss is only temporary until the day we are rejoined with Bob.
My sister's and I only know Mr. Foote though our brother Tim (Coach Lil) and his time at St Thomas Aquinas. He spoke so highly of Mr. and Mrs. Foote that I felt that we knew them and all their boys. One of the fun memories we have is the Lineman Steak breakfast for the football team Tim loved that event and looked forward to it every year, I think it was just to sit around and talk to Mr. Foote. The Foote family was so nice to our brother over the years that we want to say thank you for everything. We will be praying for you and May God hold you in the Palm of his Hand at this time.
To the Foote family sorry to hear about Bob he was an outstanding man that I got to know over the last 20 years, I will always remember him giving me heck about my long hair and what an outstanding loader operator he thought I was. But unfortunately the thing about the long hair will continue when he passed it on to his son Gregg, I want to thank the Foote family for everything they have done for me and the community of Hoxie. Prayers to the the family and Bob will be dearly missed.
I'm sorry to hear this news!
Mr (Bob) Foote was bigger than life, always respected his cattle drivers,( if you deserved it), and treated you like "family".
This family was my second home and always treated me with the respect, as long as you respected them.
All the boys, Scott, Brad and Greg were always good to me, and I could never be more proud to work for such a great family, and know all of them, and how they treated me.
Mrs Foote, I'm in awe, what a legacy you and Bob have all created, I'm proud to have been a part of that creation.
Sincerely, Jack Bartmus.
I read the wonderful obit and was touched. Didn't know the Foote family but the history of his land he tended to, moved me to comment. This land was part of the indian lands granted via treaties to the Wea indians. Christmas Dagenette settled on this land. These Weas came from Terra Haute, Indiana and had been educated by the Catholic mission. In their treaty they insisted the "black robes" receive some of their allotments to run the church. We have over 150 ancestors still in the Louisburg area. My nephew is the Bishop of Lincoln Nebraska, a Wea. We are a prolife clan and involved in politics. Bobs life read like a member of our family. I look
forward someday to my visit with Bob about the old homestead. My God give your family comfort at this time.
I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to meet Bob. Although I can’t really share any stories like most of you can. My opportunities came mostly at PSI and Christmas parties.
To be honest I appreciate everything that the entire Foote family has accomplished in life.
My prayers go out to the family and make God be with you. Rest In Peace Bob.
Thank you very much for the beautiful obituary written for Mr. Foote. I didn't get the privilege to meet Bob. I am truly blessed by being allowed to read about him and get just a tiny glimpse into the man he was and the faith that shaped him. I have had the pleasure of working with and for the Foote family over the years. Working with Brad and supplying to their yards over the years. I am grateful to have such a relationship. I extend my sincere sympathies to the entire Foote family during this time of grief. My prayer is that your grief may lead to joy as you celebrate the tremendous impact Bob had on so many during his time treading this Earth. What a joy it must be to know that he's been greeted with open arms into eternity with the message of Well done, good and faithful servant!
Most sincerely, Aaron Perkinson
My family’s prayers go out to your family. Bob was a heck of a man !
For the many years that I have had the pleasure to know Bob and Gail and all of the boys, I have always been extremely impressed with all of their constant communications with each other. All of the boys and Bob would visit multiple times during the day via zoom or telephone and were always supportive of each other that let you know that they all have an extreme love of family and life. Bob's approach to the cattle industry has made him a revolutionary icon!
We got to know Bob and Gail through Queen of the Holy Rosary and St. Thomas High School. Our kids were classmates and friends. A great family! Such nice people. Bob always had a friendly smile and positive optimistic way about him. When Colleen was lost, we shared their grief and felt their pain. It was so tragic. When we saw the Foote's, we enjoyed hearing about their family business ventures and acquisitions. Bob was a bigger than life guy who had an unparalleled drive and business savvy. He has friends and associates all over the Midwest. Great family and great family man. God watch over Gail and the Foote Family.