Leonard Stanek
Date of Birth
February 1, 1934
Ceresco, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 12, 2017
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Interment at St. Vitus Cemetery ~ Touhy, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #371

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska


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Leonard Stanek, 82, of Valparaiso, NE, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January12, 2017 at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, NE.  He was born February 1, 1934 in Ceresco, NE to Charles and Mary (Prochaska) Stanek.  Leonard attended District 118 country school.  Leonard was drafted to the U.S. Army on September 29, 1953. He served during Korean War as a helicopter mechanic stationed at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky.  He received National Defense Silver Medal and Good Conduct Medal while serving and he was honorably discharged on September 28, 1955.  He then continued to farm with his dad and brother.  On September 1, 1962, he was united in marriage to Darlene Sypal at Dwight Assumption Catholic Church in Dwight, NE.

 Leonard was a farmer near Valparaiso, NE all his life.  He was a member of Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion Post #371, and a lifetime member of Saunders County Livestock Association.  He enjoyed attending auctions, watching grandkids sporting events, trips to the casinos with Darlene and neighbors, cruising around checking the farms, and checking his animals.  Leonard also enjoyed listening to polka music.

 He is survived by wife of 54 years Darlene Stanek; children: Steven (Amy) Stanek of Ceresco and Jean (T.J.) Jochum of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Allen (Sheila) Stanek, Alyssa (Connor) Zumpfe, Andy Stanek, and Grant, Ava, Kate, Drew, and Layla Jochum; sister Agnes Poskochil of Wahoo.

 He was preceded in death by parents Charles and Mary Stanek; brother Adolph Stanek; brother-in-law Joe Poskochil; father-in-law and mother-in-law Albin and Agnes Sypal.

Condolences for Leonard Stanek
  1. Norman & Marie Hoeft
    • January 16, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Dear Darlene & Family
    We are sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. God Bless.

  2. Judy Chuda
    • January 16, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Darlene, We are so sorry for your loss. All our sympathy to you and your family.
    Judy & Larry Chuda

  3. Elaine Kratochvil
    • January 17, 2017 - 6 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  4. Bob and Diane Carnahan
    • January 17, 2017 - 6 years ago

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this painful time. May God be with you all and comfort you.

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