|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1935|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 2008|
Leo Henry Hohensee was born on a farm near Western, Nebraska to Henry and Ella (Dirks) Hohensee on July 25, 1935, and died Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at his acreage home near Pleasant Dale at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 19 days.
Leo was the 13th of 14 children and grew up in the Western area where he attended rural school District #36 until his family moved into Western when he was in the sixth grade. Leo finished his schooling at Western Public School, graduating in 1953. He was baptized at St. John's United Church of Christ in 1935 and was later confirmed at the same church. After graduation, for the summer, Leo worked for his brother-in-law in farming and then in the fall of that year he was employed by the Ammunition Depot in Mead, Nebraska. When it closed he began working for Lincoln Steel Works.
On June 5, 1955, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Ross at the United Church of Christ in Western and to this union three sons, Douglas Henry in 1957, David Lee in 1958 and Daniel Ross in 1959, were born. Leo and Bonnie later moved to Elmhurst, IL where Leo attended Elmhurst College for a year and a half. Later, Leo farmed around Fairbury for awhile, then worked for Fairbury Seed Store before going to Briggs Feed Yards at Seward. In 1964, he started working for the Nebraska Dept. of Roads in Dorchester and continued with the state until 1998, when he retired as Lincoln District One Maintenence Superintendent. Upon retirement, Leo spent his time enjoying his family, improving his acreage, restoring older John Deere tractors and going to farm sales. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pleasant Dale, and as an elder of the church.
Leo is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie; sons and daughters-in-law, Doug & Denise Hohensee, Lincoln, David & Teresa Hohensee, Funk, Dan & Angie Hohensee, Lincoln; 8 grandsons and spouses, Adam & Jamie Hohensee, Andrew Hohensee, Aaron Hohensee, all of Lincoln, Tavis Hohensee, Chance Hohensee and Walker Hohensee, all of Funk, Timothy and Benjamin Hohensee of Lincoln; sisters and brother-in-law, Leola Beerenstrauch, Lincoln, Dorothy Vorderstrasse, Fairbury, Buelah Bohlmeyer, Gretna, Marjorie & Alvin Kobes, Wilber and Irene Stewart of Milford; brother and sister-in-law, Marvin & Joyce Hohensee, Platte City, MO; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shirley Wiemers, Bella Vista, AR, Marjorie Mammen, Western, Janet & Bob Brown, Western, Dale Dey Ermand of Grand Island; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Ella Hohensee; brothers, Louis, Melvin, Merlyn, David, Wayne, Dale and Virgil; brothers-in-law, Henry Beerenstrauch, Edward Vorderstrasse, Alfred Bohlmeyer, Bill Stewart; sister-in-law, brother-in-law, Rosalee Dey Ermand, Don Mammen, Duane Wiemer; and godson, J.R. Hohensee.
Interment was in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Pleasant Dale, NE.
Bonnie Lorraine Ross Hohensee (1935 - 2011)*
Pleasant Dale Cemetery
Created by: CPR
Record added: Jul 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73293762
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Added: Jul. 13, 2011