Leo R. Nary

Leo R. Nary

April 5, 1944 – March 24, 2022

Leo “Butch” Richard Nary, 77, of Omaha, Nebraska, entered into Heaven on March 24, 2022, in Omaha, Nebraska.  Leo was born on April 5, 1944, to Caroline and Burdette Nary in Omaha, Nebraska.  Leo is survived by current wife, Jeanette G. Nary, former spouse, Carol A. Nary and their children: Dion Nary (Diana) and grandchildren: Casey, Emma, Liam Nary, and Kyle Ortiz; Dana Nary Rodeghier (Gino) and grandchildren: Colby Nary, Libby and Giada Rodeghier; James Kinman and grandchildren: Jamen and Emily Kinman, Janet Kinman; Nicole Minardi (Al Nhete) and grandchildren: Liz, Sydney, and AJ Minardi; brother, PJ; sisters, Linda and Pam; many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Leo graduated from South High School in 1962, afterwards served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, then attended Bellevue University.  Leo became a fireman with Omaha Fire Department and retired as a Captain.

Leo enjoyed coaching and refereeing various sports and traveling.  He liked to play soccer, golf, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with grandchildren.  He liked to read, watch movies, and showed talent in stained glass.  To know him, he was never short of a witty answer, and you always knew where you stood with him. he was proud of his Irish Catholic heritage and being a parishioner of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, growing up in South Omaha, and Cunningham’s Bar.

Leo always provided for his family, took care of anything that needed to be done.  He helped anyone who needed it.  Leo was deeply loved and will be missed by all.  

A special  thanks to the Omaha VA for providing care and assistance during his time of need, and a special thanks to Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler for their comfort and care to Leo and his family.  


Visitation will be Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the West Center Chapel.

“It’s a long way from Graceland across Jordan to the Promised Land, but Jesus finally came to lead him home.” Merle Haggard




  • Jeanette Nary Posted March 25, 2022 6:51 pm

    Leo this is for you and only you I love you so much you made my life wonderful you’re my best friend my protector I shall miss you and love you always and I remember what I told you I’ll be with you soon I love you baby

  • Bill & Ann Cerny – Rogers Posted March 29, 2022 8:35 pm

    Dion & Dana – We just read of your Dad’s passing. Please accept our most sincere sympathy.

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