Memorial services for Uehling businessman LeRoy Eastberg will be Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Uehling Auditorium. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. at the auditorium.
Burial with military honors and “last call,” will be held at the Uehling Cemetery.
He passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Hooper Care Center in Hooper, Neb.
LeRoy Edgar Eastberg, best known as “Lee,” was born Aug. 28, 1925, in Aurora, Neb., to Edgar and Grace (Nelson) Eastberg.
LeRoy and his family moved to Uehling when he was four years old. He was raised in Uehling, graduating from Uehling High School in 1942.
He married Fern Johnson in August 1943 and they had three children. Lee served his country in World War II from 1943 to 1946, earning a purple heart. He married Glenice Meyer in November 1975 and brought three more children into the family. He was an awesome husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Lee drove truck for House Transfer, Larson Transfer, Uehling Coop and delivered fire trucks for Smeal’s in his later years. He also worked, as a mechanic, for Hormel, Uehling Implement and many more companies. He then established Lee’s Conoco, Lee’s Welding, and for the past 30-plus years, the New to You Shoppe with his wife in Uehling. He was the Village of Uehling’s utility superintendent for several years. He played an active role in founding the Uehling rescue squad. He was top in his EMT class and many people were comforted by Lee’s presence.
He is survived by his wife, Glenice; sons: Jim (Barb) Eastberg of Fremont, Neb., Jeff (Deb) Wegner of Howells, Neb., Rodney (Kammie) Wegner of St. Johns, Fla.; daughters: Beverly (Ron) Duncan of Scribner, Neb, Melinda (Brent) Edwards of Kennewick, Wash., Andrea (Tim) Ristau of Scribner; sister, Norma (Ralph) Black of Neligh, Neb; brother, Ronnie (Cees) Eastberg of Fremont; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the Uehling rescue squad or the Uehling Park.
Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.