In memory of
Rev. Robert Francis Chamberlain
In memory of
Rev. Robert Francis Chamberlain
Rev. Robert Francis Chamberlain of North Platte, completed his earthly journey May 1, 2021 at Linden Court. Father Chamberlain was born 11 January, 1930 to Robert Chester and Margaret Frances (Schrader) Chamberlain in Sutherland, NE. His schooling began in Lincoln County District 96, Sutherland Elementary (Grades 1-8), and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1947. His studies for the Priesthood were at the Pontifical College Josephinum (Columbus, Ohio). On 25 May 1957, Fr. Chamberlain was ordained a Priest by Archbishop Amleto G. Cicognani D.D., Apostolic Delegate to the United States in St. Turibius Chapel, Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio. Ordained for ministry in the Diocese of Grand Island NE., his life and ministry included; Associate Pastor at St. Patrick’s in Sidney; then, pastor of the Catholic parishes in: Bayard-Minatare, Mitchell-Morrill, Shelton, Wood River, St. James in Kearney, Greeley-Scotia, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island, Crawford-Harrison. He was also involved with the Diocesan Migrant Program, the Diocesan Religious Formation Program, and the Marriage Tribunal. He retired from pastoral assignments 1 July 1995, but continued helping in parishes whenever and wherever needed. He is survived by his brother John, of Sutherland, NE; nephews, Dan (Donna) Chamberlain of Foxfield, CO, Randy Chamberlain, Omaha, NE, Steve Chamberlain, North Platte.   Father Chamberlain parents preceded him in death; mother (Margaret) 1935; father (Robert) 1963. Father Chamberlain requested no flowers, but memorials are suggested to the Grand Island Diocese. Online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in North Platte with Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt as Celebrant, Rev. Vidya Sagar and Rev. Robert Karnish as concelebrants. Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Sutherland, NE.   Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home. Rosary will be held 7:00 p.m., Thursday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland, NE. The service will be livestreamed on the Adams & Swanson Facebook page for those unable to attend. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
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In memory of
Rev. Robert Francis Chamberlain
Rev. Robert Francis Chamberlain of North Platte, completed his earthly journey May 1, 2021 at Linden Court. Father Chamberlain was born 11 January, 1930 to Robert Chester and Margaret Frances (Schrader) Chamberlain in Sutherland, NE. His schooling began in Lincoln County District 96, Sutherland Elementary (Grades 1-8), and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1947. His studies for the Priesthood were at the Pontifical College Josephinum (Columbus, Ohio). On 25 May 1957, Fr. Chamberlain was ordained a Priest by Archbishop Amleto G. Cicognani D.D., Apostolic Delegate to the United States in St. Turibius Chapel, Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio. Ordained for ministry in the Diocese of Grand Island NE., his life and ministry included; Associate Pastor at St. Patrick’s in Sidney; then, pastor of the Catholic parishes in: Bayard-Minatare, Mitchell-Morrill, Shelton, Wood River, St. James in Kearney, Greeley-Scotia, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island, Crawford-Harrison. He was also involved with the Diocesan Migrant Program, the Diocesan Religious Formation Program, and the Marriage Tribunal. He retired from pastoral assignments 1 July 1995, but continued helping in parishes whenever and wherever needed. He is survived by his brother John, of Sutherland, NE; nephews, Dan (Donna) Chamberlain of Foxfield, CO, Randy Chamberlain, Omaha, NE, Steve Chamberlain, North Platte.   Father Chamberlain parents preceded him in death; mother (Margaret) 1935; father (Robert) 1963. Father Chamberlain requested no flowers, but memorials are suggested to the Grand Island Diocese. Online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in North Platte with Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt as Celebrant, Rev. Vidya Sagar and Rev. Robert Karnish as concelebrants. Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Sutherland, NE.   Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home. Rosary will be held 7:00 p.m., Thursday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland, NE. The service will be livestreamed on the Adams & Swanson Facebook page for those unable to attend. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
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421 W. 4th St.
North Platte, NE 69101
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