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Waldo Leander

Waldo "Wally" Leander Sr.

August 9, 1932 - November 15, 2020
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Obituary

Waldo “Wally” S. Leander, Sr. age 88, of Fremont, NE passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at his home. He was born August 9, 1932 in Brayton, Iowa to Walter and Marie (Gjodsen) Leander.

Wally grew up at Brayton and Atlantic, IA area and graduated from Atlantic High School. He raced micro midget race cars in Atlantic. He served in the US Navy from September 17, 1952 to August 29, 1956 during Korea. Wally married Doris Kinen on November 23, 1957 at Atlantic, IA. They lived at Gretna, NE from 1957 until 1971. He worked for Western Electric in Omaha from 1958 to 1993 when he retired. He lived at Cedar Bluffs, NE and also farmed while still working. After retirement he started his own small engine repair shop and worked part-time for the Union Pacific Railroad. He was very involved with their union and became a union steward. They moved to Fremont in October of 2020.

Wally was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs and was the Vice President of the Omaha Square Dance Organization.

Wally is survived by his wife, Doris of Fremont; sons, Waldo “Wally, Jr.”(Terri) Leander of Hiawatha, KS and David (Lourdes) Leander of Fremont; daughter, Deanna (Rick) Brakhage of Tobias, NE; brother, Dale (Judy) Leander of Atlantic, IA; sister, Lois (Maynard) Paul of Burnsville, MN; 4 grandchildren and 1 step-grandson and 7 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters-in-law; and three brothers-in law.

Memorial Mass, 10:30 A.M., Friday, November 20, 2020 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs. Rev. Fr. Cole Kennett will officiate. A Rosary will be at 9:30 A.M., Friday also at church. Military honors will follow the mass outside the church. Due to Covid restrictions there will not be a reception.

Arrangements by Moser Memorial Chapel, 200 W. Main St. Cedar Bluffs, NE 68015 402-628-3445.

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  • Rosary

    Friday November 20, 2020 | 9:30am
    When
    Friday November 20, 2020 9:30am
    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Church Cedar Bluffs
    Address
    207 N. 3rd Street
    Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska 68015
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  • Service

    Friday November 20, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday November 20, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Church Cedar Bluffs
    Address
    207 N. 3rd Street
    Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska 68015
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