Leonard R. Frecks

Leonard R. Frecks

July 15, 1932 – April 9, 2020


Leonard Reinke Frecks, 87, of Elkhorn, Nebraska. Born July 15, 1932 on the family farm in Culbertson, Nebraska, passed away on April 9, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Preceded in death by parents, John J and Etta Dorthea Frecks; siblings: Marie Frecks, Margaret Michel, Erma Michel, Ervin (Bud) Frecks, Leona Wudtke, and Alvere (Butch) Frecks.  Survived by wife, Dorothy Frecks; children: Terry (Mary) Frecks, Deb (Dennis) Urbanovsky, Michael (Deborah) Frecks, and D’Ann (Mark) Fiala; grandchildren: Lora Frecks, Andrew Frecks, Matthew (Becky) Urbanovsky, Jeffrey (Hana) Urbanovsky, Logan (Iliana) Frecks, Florica Frecks, Kaitlyn Fiala, and Michael Fiala; great-grandchildren: Lucas, Vivian, Simon, Jeffrey and Ethan; brother, John Marvin.

Leonard was baptized August 28, 1932 and confirmed May 12, 1946 within St John’s Lutheran Church in Culbertson, Nebraska.  He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1950 and married Dorothy Sinner on September 9, 1951.  He joined Ironworker’s Local 21 on August 10, 1953 and retired from the profession in 1987.  The structures he helped build still stand strong today.  Leonard enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing and was a master at keeping the yard well-groomed surrounding the home he built for his family beginning in 1959.

Private family SERVICES will be held on Tuesday, April 14th at Good Shephard Lutheran Church in Gretna, NE.  The family has requested memorials to the church, a volunteer Rescue Squad or your choosing.



  • Ron & Pat Hein Posted April 11, 2020 11:30 am

    Pat & I are so sorry to hear about Leonard’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
    Ron & Pat

  • Linda Dodson Posted April 13, 2020 12:57 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  • Nancy Cerone Posted April 13, 2020 5:35 pm

    So sorry to hear of Leonard’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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