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Sherry Leffel

Sherry Leffel

NORFOLK — Services for Sherry L. Leffel, 75, formerly of Norfolk, will be Monday, Nov. 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave. The Rev. Mike Moreno will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

She died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.


Sherry was born in Creighton on March 3, 1945, the daughter of Dora Benson. They moved to Norfolk where Sherry attended Norfolk Public Schools. She later earned her GED.

She was married to David Uecker. They were blessed with one son. David passed away from cancer in Sioux City. Later, Sherry married Ronald Leffel in Norfolk. They were blessed with another son.

She worked as a waitress for 20 years at Prenger’s and 20 years at Mary’s Café. She devoted her life to her children and loved her family dearly.

Sherry is survived by her two sons, Scott Uecker and Michael Leffel, both of Norfolk; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, two husbands, one son, Ronald Leffel, Jr., and many beloved cousins, aunts and uncles.

Her sons wish to thank everyone at Countryside Home who helped Sherry for the last few years.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

In other news

CARROLL — Services for Patricia Johnson Roberts, 97, North Platte, formerly of Carroll, will be at the United Methodist Church in Carroll. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Carroll.

CLARKSON — Services for Dorothy Moore, 83, Clarkson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Clarkson. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

A celebration of his life for Ernest L. Johnson, 57, will be set for a later date.

VERDIGRE — Memorial services for Donald Miller, 90, Verdigre, will be at a later date.

NORFOLK — Services for Melvern Horst, 89, Stanton, are pending with Home for Funerals in Norfolk. He died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

PIERCE — Private services for LaVern M. Fullner, 97, Kearney, formerly of Pierce, will be Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. Burial will be in Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce.

WAYNE — Private graveside services for Susan Gansebom, 92, Carroll, will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

STANTON — Services for Eva D. Heckens, 77, Stanton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Bridget Gately will officiate. Burial will be in the Stanton Cemetery in rural Stanton.

BLOOMFIELD — Services for Harriet Fry, 84, Bloomfield, will be at a later date.

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