Leslie L. Lawson
Date of Birth
January 18, 1950
Clarinda, Iowa
Entered into Rest
May 2, 2024
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Funeral Service Directions

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at St. Mary Cemetery ~ Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 ~ 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Alzheimer’s Association in Leslie’s name.

Leslie L. Lawson, 74 of Cedar Bluffs, NE entered into eternal rest Thursday, May 2, 2024 at Cedar Ridge Senior Living in Broken Arrow, OK.  He was born January 18, 1950 in Clarinda, IA to Kenneth and Betty (Rucker) Lawson.  He graduated from Laurel High School in 1968.  Leslie was a U.S. Navy Veteran stationed on the USS Vancouver during the Vietnam war from 1969 to 1972.  He was united in marriage to Linda Husak on June 14, 1985 in Fremont, NE.

Leslie worked as a welder at Valmont Industries in Valley, NE for 40 plus years before retiring.  He was a “jack of all trades” who enjoyed fishing, hunting, welding, and woodworking.

He is survived by his son, Branson Lawson of Tulsa, OK; stepdaughters, Kelly Barnes of Omaha, NE and Kim Arney of Wahoo, NE; several nieces and nephews; seven step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy (Gerald) May of Fremont, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty & Boyd Waltermeyer; father, Kenneth Lawson; wife, Linda Lawson; sisters, Teresa Mather of Prague, NE and Tami Slough of College Springs, IA.

Condolences for Leslie L. Lawson
  1. Carol and Terry Widman
    • May 7, 2024 - 2 weeks ago

    Our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Les. He was a respectable, kind, and loving man, husband, and father. We are sorry we were unable to attend his funeral. We didn’t know of his passing until after the funeral was held.

    He will be missed by many, but is now in the loving arms of his wife, Linda.

    May he rest in peace.

  2. Leo Geaghan
    • May 7, 2024 - 2 weeks ago

    My condolences on the passing of Les. I worked with him for about 15 years. He was a good man and hard worker.

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