Leon E. Malzahn

Leon E. Malzahn

August 22, 1943 – August 15, 2020


Leon Edward Malzahn age 76 of Omaha Nebraska passed away peacefully on August 15th at Lakeside hospital in Omaha Nebraska.

Cremation has been held and a Service will be at Heafey Hoffmann Mortuary in Omaha Nebraska on Thursday August 20th at 2pm with Pastor Hale of Zion Lutheran Church, officiating.  Masks are mandatory.

Leon was born in West Point Nebraska to Ed and Helen Malzahn on August 22, 1943.  He was married to his wife Carolyn on February 2, 1964.  They lived in Omaha for a short while before spending a majority of their time together in Lexington Nebraska and at Johnson Lake.  Leon enjoyed the outdoors and shared his passion for hunting and fishing with his family and friends.  He also enjoyed driving and could name most interstates and highways across the country.  He was extremely proud of his children and especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Leon is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Helen Malzahn; in-laws, Marion and Edna Gulden; sister, Marlene Bonine; brother and sister-in-law, Darryn and Jan Gulden.

Leon is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two children, Monte (Sarah) Malzahn, and Lynnette (Paul) Taylor; seven grandchildren: Ally(Matt) Benzel, Ethan (Lauren) Malzahn, Madison (Mitch) Wilkinson, Kaitlyn (Daniel) Droll, Amelia(Gerrit) Beernink, Isabella Taylor, and Alexandra Taylor; and three great-grandchildren: Addyson Benzel, Jack Benzel, and baby Benzel.  Leon is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers that family is requesting that donations be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Elkhorn, Nebraska.

The family would like to thank our relatives, friends, doctors, and nurses who have supported us during this difficult time.




  • DERALD and Peg Wolfe Posted August 18, 2020 7:33 pm

    Prayers to you and your family,Carolyn, Derald and I wish we could be with you in this sad time.

  • Tom and Teresa Rolls Posted August 18, 2020 7:51 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you. The fond memories of time spent as a family will always be with you.

  • Linda K McHale Guill Posted August 19, 2020 7:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your fond memories bring you comfort today and always…Hugs

  • Mark Beers Posted August 19, 2020 9:53 am

    Sorry to hear of Leon’s passing Carolyn, my heart goes out to you and your family. May God ease this painful time for you all. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  • Roger Wolfe Posted August 19, 2020 1:24 pm

    Carolyn, so sorry to hear of the loss of Leon. Prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Cherish all the good memories that you two made. Love ya, Roger

  • Ray & Joy Nemec Posted August 19, 2020 5:05 pm

    Wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time. Made many memories with Leon traveling up and down the highways!

  • Darla Schlake Posted August 19, 2020 5:30 pm

    Carolyn and family, hugs and prayers for you all. Many great memories from our two families.

  • Ray & Cindy Jelinek Posted August 19, 2020 6:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss, and Leon will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Mary and Jay Bailey Posted August 19, 2020 6:47 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is not easy. God Bless you and your family during this sad time.

  • Marsha (Vodehnal) Edquist Posted August 19, 2020 7:04 pm

    Dear Carolyn, Monte, Lynette, and families,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Leon’s passing. Please know your family is our thoughts and prayers. Marsha & Eric Edquist

  • Lenore pokorny Posted August 20, 2020 9:42 am

    I was so sad to hear of Leon’s passing. Such a wonderful neighbor, caring, helpful and very friendly. My sympathy to you Carolyn, your children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed by many!

  • Jeff and Deb Jensen Posted August 21, 2020 1:32 am

    Thought and prayers are with you all. Leon will be deeply missed .

  • Gary Walker Posted August 21, 2020 9:01 am

    Sorry for your loss. Prayer’s to Carolyn and family.

  • William Hopkins Posted August 21, 2020 7:19 pm

    Sorry for your loss. He will be missed dearly.

  • Dave Dunham Posted August 24, 2020 12:40 pm

    Deeply sorry for your loss of a great man. Rest well Leon, we will all see you in time.

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