Leslie Ann Wiseman

Leslie Anne Wiseman

April 21, 1950 – February 17, 2024

Leslie Ann Wiseman was born in Lincoln, NE to William L. and Jacqueline Case Wiseman. She died on February 17, 2024 in Omaha. Leslie lived the greater part of her life in Omaha where she attended First Central Congregational United Church of Christ and Burke High School. After high school, she attended the University of Iowa and worked at a newspaper in Grinnell. Following most of a decade in California, she returned to Omaha in the 1980s.

Leslie was interested in a variety of things and had a host of different jobs during her life. She wrote auto manuals, worked on computers for Union Pacific, and did perhaps her most enjoyable and difficult work with Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood, the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, and the Douglas County and NE Democratic Parties were her passion. She was a regular at political rallies and parades. She volunteered at clinics to protect women from the violence of protesters. During the 2016 presidential election campaign, she was the president of the Douglas County Democrats and a member of the “Hillary for Nebraska Leadership Council.” Leslie saw herself – a strong, independent, intelligent woman – in Hillary Clinton and being able to work on her behalf was a high point of her political career.

Leslie is survived by her son Christian (Cara), and grandchildren (Iris and Malcolm). She loved being a grandmother and was so proud of her grandchildren. She is also survived by her husband Randy Pauley and stepson James (Kaity). She is also survived by her sisters Tracy Zaiss and Wendy Wiseman, their children Zachary (Calvin), Leigh, Will (Jordan), and Jarett. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as by her sister Melissa Kay Wiseman Smith and brother-in-law Richard J. Zaiss.

Memorial Service: Friday, February 23rd, 2:00PM at West Center Chapel with visitation starting at 1:00PM. 


  • Marilyn And Dennis RAFFENSPERGER Posted February 19, 2024 5:51 pm

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences in your time of loss. We have many fond memories of Leslie.

  • Randy R Pauley Posted February 19, 2024 7:02 pm

    Chris, Cara, Iris and Malcolm I am so sorry for your loss. Leslie loved you all with her whole heart.

  • Ruthie Muchemore Posted February 20, 2024 11:00 am

    I was introduced to the four Wiseman daughters by their parents who were good friends. Leslie was a beloved babysitter for my children. I watched as the girls grew. Into their adult lives. Perhaps it’s the role of the aging friend to say goodbye to those who go before. Memories are part of grieving.

  • Bryon Line Posted April 6, 2024 12:44 pm

    Leslie was a good person who did so much to improve Douglas County politics. I enjoyed working with her closely and am saddened by her passing. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

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