LeRoy Daniel

LeRoy Daniel

STANTON — Services for LeRoy G. Daniel, 80, Stanton, will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, at New England Congregational Church of Stanton. The Rev. Linda Mohr will officiate. He requested cremation. Burial of his cremains will be in the Bega Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church in Stanton.

He died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Countryside Home in Madison.

Home for Funerals of Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.


LeRoy was born on Jan. 13, 1940, the son of Raymond and Janice (Webb) Daniel. He was raised on the family farm and attended rural school. In 1959, he graduated from Stanton High School.

On June 14, 1959, LeRoy married Barbara Ober. The couple made their home in Stanton. He farmed before moving to Woodlake, where he ranched. After several years, the family returned to Norfolk, where he was employed at Vulcraft. Later, LeRoy was employed at several feedlots including Fore-Quarters Feedlot, Bar Feedlots and Maas Feedlots.

LeRoy enjoyed being a pen rider. He was a “pickup man” at the rodeos.

His hobbies included hunting, leather work, training working dogs and breaking and training mules and horses.

LeRoy enjoyed square dancing. LeRoy’s accomplishments also followed alongside the hobbies he enjoyed. LeRoy was a 4-H Leader. He received the Joe Bstanding Award, Mustang Booster of the Year Award and was the grand marshal of the Nebraska State Fair.

He is survived by his spouse, Barbara; their six children: Tim Daniel of David City, Rick Daniel of Stanton, Kevin (Jacquee) Daniel of Norfolk, Davanna (Tony) Bernbeck of Stanton, Gene (Sarah) Daniel of Stanton and Raeann (Shane) Patterson of Stanton; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; his siblings: Terry (RoseAnn) Daniel of Idaho, Judy (Leonard) West of Stanton and Ron (Marge) Daniel of McCook.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Kipton Daniel; and a granddaughter, Hoya Patterson.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.

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NORFOLK — Memorial services for Judy R. Ransen, 68, Norfolk, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk.

NORFOLK — Services for Kenneth E. “Ken” Hansen, 75, Norfolk, are pending at Home for Funerals in Norfolk.  He died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Omaha.

OMAHA — Services for Claude A. “Bud” Bettin, 78, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Wildewood Christian Church, 1255 Royal Drive, in Omaha. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

Wayne — Services for Eveline W. Thompson, 101, Wayne, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

NORFOLK — A celebration of life for Patrick A. O’Gorman, 84, Norfolk, will be 1-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Norfolk.

CREIGHTON — Services for Jean Stokes, 86, Creighton, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton.

NORFOLK — Services for Judy Ransen, 68, Norfolk, are pending at Home for Funerals in Norfolk. She died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

STANTON — Services for Edwina E. Hegr, 96, Columbus, formerly of Pilger, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the United Methodist Church in Stanton. The Rev. Neil Gately will officiate with burial in the Leigh Cemetery.

NORFOLK — Services for Emily A. Kieckhafer, 82, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Paul Hirsch will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in Norfolk.

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