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Leona A. (Turek) Lorenzen

February 3, 1936 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Leona A. Lorenzen, 87, of Kearney, (formerly of Farwell), died on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Brookstone Gardens in Kearney, Nebraska.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Farwell.  Father Vince Parsons will be presiding.  Interment will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Farwell.  A Rosary will follow at 7:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Anthony's Catholic Church.  Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is assisting the family. 

Leona was born on February 3, 1936, in Ashton, Nebraska to Steve and Mary (Pruss) Turek.  She attended school in Ashton.  She was employed at Farwell Public School as a cook aide for many years.  She was united in marriage to Lloyd Lorenzen on June 18, 1955, in Ashton.  She was a member of the Catholic Church and CCW.  Her hobbies included embroidery, gardening, listening to music (especially polkas), and playing cards, bingo, coloring & marbles. Leona will be remembered for her sassy and sarcastic personality, as well as her love for entertaining those who were guests in her home with her homemade meals and goodies.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Briant (Kelli) Lorenzen of Kearney; grandchildren, Tara (Elias) Abdallah of Kearney, Melody Gough of Kearney, Deanna (Franco) Ribeiro of Clermont, Florida; great-grandchildren, Dean, Alex, Lucas, and Evelyn; son-in-law,Tim (Deb) Bader of Pleasanton; and sister, Ernestine Dzingle of Kearney.

Leona was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Mary Turek; husband, Lloyd; daughter, Connie Bader; brothers, Theodore “Teddy” Turek and Jerome Turek; sister, Dorothy Dzingle.



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August 29, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
103 Kearns Street
Farwell, NE 68838

Mass of Christian Burial
August 30, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
103 Kearns Street
Farwell, NE 68838

August 30, 2023

1:00 PM
Grand Island City Cemetery
3168 W. Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE 68801


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