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Leonard A. Fencl

April 11, 1929 — January 16, 2021

Leonard Fencl, 91, of Abie, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at David Place in David City.

Memorials can be directed towards Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Abie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Abie, with Fr. Ronald Homes officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Svoboda Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family.

Services will be live-streamed to the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SvobodaFH/

Leonard was born on April 11, 1929 , at Prague, Nebraska to James and Hattie (Havel) Fencl. He attended country school at District 84 and graduated from high school at District 104 in Prague. In 1948 his parents moved to Wahoo where Leonard had a job with Ludi Printing Co. In May 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving three years at Westover AFB in Massachusetts and one year at Sondrestrom AFB in Greenland. After leaving the Air Force in 1955, Leonard found employment with United Airlines in Lincoln, NE.

Leonard married Mary Reagan in Omaha in 1958. In 1960, they moved to Denver working with United Airlines. They had four children. He retired on Jan. 1, 1990. His wife passed away on Jan. 3, 1990. He married a former classmate, Helen Arps, in October, 1991 and moved to Abie. Leonard was a member of Abie-Bruno Knights of Columbus, Brainard American Legion and served on Ss. Peter & Paul Church Council. He enjoyed bowling, oil painting, woodworking and furniture re-finishing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary, wife Helen, daughter Susan, brother James and sisters Adeline Hasik and Elsie Mares.

Leonard is survived by his three children, John (Marji), Pamela (Mike) Fernandez , Michaela (Buddy) Becker, nine grandchildren, four step children, Pam, Alan, Mark and Janet and many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Arnold (Joyce) Fencl, sister-in-law Ruby Fencl and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He really appreciated the excellent care that he received from the staff at David Place.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

5:30 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

222 Maple Street, Abie, NE 68001

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Starts at 6:30 pm (Central time)

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

222 Maple Street, Abie, NE 68001

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