Larry N. Leonard
June 16, 1952 – January 6, 2022
Larry N. Leonard, age 69. He is survived by his wife, Raelene; child, Matthew (Valerie); grandchildren: Madison, Emily, Ashley, and Braeden; sister, Colleen Anderson (Doug); brother, Timothy (Karen). He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Leona; sister, Connie.
Larry was a loving father, grandfather, and devoted husband of 45 years. In addition to family, Larry had many hobbies and special interests in his life. He had a passion for woodworking and building furniture, creating countless pieces for friends and family over the years. His talents didn’t stop at woodworking and his hobbies and interests evolved throughout his life. Larry also loved to read, teach children, do crosswords, go fishing, refinish and upcycle furniture, and do beekeeping.
Additionally, Larry enjoyed spending time learning to quilt with his wife and church friends, creating quilts, lap-robes and most recently masks to give back to friends, charities, and Lutheran World Relief. The commonality in all these hobbies is it allowed Larry to share his talents with everyone around him and help others. Larry was always helping others around him in any way possible and never expected anything in return.
Larry also loved a good cup of coffee, and his favorite was Jamaican Blue Mountain with hazelnut syrup. His love came from a recent trip to the island where the laid-back atmosphere, serene scenery and coffee encompassed his very personality. Larry was always happy exploring new places and vacationing with his family.
We know Larry is now reunited with loved ones, drinking his cup of coffee, and watching over friends and family until we meet again.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 11:00AM, St. Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo Street Omaha, with lunch following at the church. Internment will be held at a later date in Des Moines, Iowa.