1923 — 2015
Leo Dwyer, 91 of Elgin, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
Leo N. Dwyer, son of Matthew and Grace (Mignery) Dwyer, was born July 14, 1923, at their ranch on the Beaver Creek west of Elgin.
He attended rural school at District #3 in Wheeler County through the eighth grade and St. John’s High School in Petersburg, NE, graduating in 1940. After high school he joined his father in ranching.
He married Dorothy Ann Buelt on November 25, 1947 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. They lived on the ranch west of Elgin and Leo continued raising Hereford cattle and hay. Dorothy passed away in 1994.
On December 27, 1995, Leo married Dorothy Ann (Jackson) Anderson at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Bloomfield, NE.
They retired and moved in to Elgin in 1997.
Leo was a member of St. Boniface Church and Knights of Columbus in Elgin for most of his life.
He served on the Wheeler County District #3 School Board for 18 years, as director of the Sandhills Cattlemen’s Association for 12 years, St. Boniface School Board, Nebraska Beef Industry Council and as a PCA director for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and dancing.
Leo is survived by his wife Dorothy of Elgin; five children: Sheila (Patrick) Clark of Birdseye, IN; Patricia (Vincent) Spieker of Elgin; Matthew (Jan) Dwyer of Hastings, NE; Michael (Mary ) Dwyer of Bartlett, NE; Bridget Dwyer of Jasper, IN; three step-daughters: Deb (Mike) Hoffman of Bloomfield, NE; Dee (Gary) Walters of Shelby, NE; Darla (Dan) Schiefelbein of Columbus, NE; 23 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Dorothy (Buelt); one son Patrick Dwyer; one brother Paul Dwyer; two sisters: Pauline (Hal) Golden; Velda (Otto) Schindler; one granddaughter Grace Dwyer and one step-granddaughter Brooke Scott.