Kevin Lloyd Grant-Leanna

Kevin Lloyd Grant-Leanna

July 3, 1953 – October 20, 2022

It is with our family’s greatest sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kevin Lloyd Grant-Leanna, father, husband, brother, friend, and Christian.  Kevin suffered a stroke and was taken to heaven on October 20, 2022. He passed away peacefully and entered his eternal life in Heaven. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Kevin Lloyd Grant-Leanna was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 3, 1953, to Phyllis Clark Leanna and George Morris Leanna, Sr.

Kevin joined the Nuclear Navy in 1972 and served six years, stationed on the U.S.S. Nimitz, U.S.S. Connole, and U.S.S. Orion. In 1978 he moved to Omaha and began studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and received a bachelor’s degree in applied Science and Technology.

Kevin married Connie Grant on August 1, 1982. They became parents to their first child in August of 1983. In total they would welcome six children and reside in Omaha, Nebraska.

For many years Kevin was employed with OPPD at Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant where he became a Senior Reactor Operator, Shift Supervisor, and Instructor, retiring in 2009. Kevin also worked for Westinghouse, Nuclear Regulatory Commission as an engineer, contracted and consulted with several nuclear power plants across the country, and finished his working career in 2016 at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Mississippi.

Kevin was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Leanna; father, George Leanna, Sr.; and brothers, Douglas and Mark. He is survived by his children: Eric Grant-Leanna, Kelly Grant-Leanna, Corie Dechant, Molly Odorisio (Anna), Joel Grant-Leanna, and Jordan Grant-Leanna; his wife, Connie; his brothers, George Leanna Jr. and Gary Leanna; sisters, Diane Barry and Lisa Fairbanks; uncle, David Clark; and many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 9:30am to 10:30am at the West Center Chapel, followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 10:30am.  GRAVESIDE SERVICE & INTERMENT: 1pm, Omaha National Cemetery.

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  • Marlene Wilkerson Posted November 1, 2022 7:54 am

    My deepest sympathies to the family. I knew Kevin to be one of the proudest fathers I’ve ever met. I know you’ll keep on making him proud.

  • Mike Smith Posted November 2, 2022 8:27 pm

    RIP KGL, it’s been a honor knowing you.

    Pam and I send our thoughts and prayers

  • Stephanie Petty Posted November 3, 2022 9:11 am

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Marion and I will keep you and our thoughts and prayers. Sending love.

  • Gary Posted November 18, 2022 11:15 am

    I hope you are not in pain and are comfortable for the trip to heaven. Love you brother, and I will miss you forever. -Gary

  • Denny Catlett Posted March 2, 2023 9:16 pm

    Sorry to see that Kevin recently passed away. Kevin and I were at Nuclear Power School, in Bainbridge MD, and the DIG Prototype.He was always very friendly and kind. His help, support, and encouragement at nuc school and prototype kept me going. May your family find peace in Kevin’s memory.

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