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.
Had the opportunity to meet Bob a couple times through banking relationships. Went 2 years without seeing him then caught him at 7:30am Sunday mass at St. Michaels one morning. I took my wife Jessica and caught up with he and Gail after mass walking to the car, and re-introduced myself. He actually remembered me and said "John and Jessica, follow us." After slowly walking and chatting our way to the Suburban, he pulled out two large bags of sweet corn and handed them over in the church parking lot. A simple but great Bob moment!
To the Foote Family: I was saddened by Bob's passing, but I know Bob would want us to smile and laugh when remembering him. I knew that Bob had made the decision to never "drink" again before I met him, but I was never very sure how long ago that occurred. Based on my personal experience, I hope everyone in the family respects how important that decision was for the success and happiness of your family. My father never made that commitment and it led to a lot of stress and unhappiness.
I had the opportunity to visit with Bob many times. It was always eventful. One of the conversations that I remember that caused both of us to laugh occurred during the worst of the COVID and the problems in the cattle market. Bob made the comment in jest " I don't know why we do this (feed cattle) but I suppose it is because we don't play golf. We have to do something. It just caught me funny and we had a good laugh. But I believe it reflected many things about Bob. We all need to be doing something and that drove him to always move forward with an optimistic view.
God bless the Foote family!!
Bob taught me a lot and gave me many great stories to tell. The memory I cherish the most is the day I was lucky enough to spend with Bob & Gail at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks Day in 2015. Watching how much fun they had together on their bucket list trip brought me great joy!
I got to know Bob and Gail in about 1986-1990. They were customers at the Bank I worked. I became a fan of the Foote family right away. Greg, was just a toddler but was always at Gail's side. They were always so good to work with and always forthright with everything they did! Bob was driven and at that time, growing quite fast! Just quality people, that anyone would want as a customer. Then as they say "It is a small world" , Bob's sister worked with my wife at a Hallmark store? Bob pastured cattle with my cousin in the Flint Hills, it just seemed like everytime I turned around there was a connection to Bob Foote. Just a fine, fine man! I am so proud to have been a small piece of the success he became, and to have been an acquaintance of his in his earlier life. I am sorry for your loss, but am so thankful, that he is now with Colleen, and is spending time that I know he sadly missed. May God Bless Gail and all of you on your loss!