Leon Merle Matzner

Born: Saturday, December 11th 1948 in Stromsburg, Nebraska
Died: Thursday, May 28th 2020 in Lincoln, Nebraska
Age: 71 years, 5 months and 17 days
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Service: - Wednesday, June 3rd 2020
Christ Lincoln
4325 Sumner Street
Lincoln, Ne  68506
Officiating: Pastor Dr. Luke Schnake
Honorary Casketbearers: Terry Matzner, Sheri Zulauf, Rebecca Bartels, Christopher Paulsen, Adam Matzner, Bradley Buresh, Shannon Novotny

Leon Merle Matzner was born on December 11, 1948 to Carl and Irene (Suhr) Matzner in Stromsburg, Nebraska. He was baptized on December 24, 1948 and confirmed on April 7, 1963 both at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church near Gresham, Nebraska. He attended elementary school at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran School near Gresham. He then attended Gresham High School, graduating in 1967. Following high school Leon attended Peru State College, graduating in 1971 with a business degree. He farmed for 49 years up until his passing. Leon was a loving father and a devout Christian. He loved being a dad, grandpa and a farmer. He enjoyed fishing, harvesting corn, driving a semi-truck and calving season. He treasured taking the scenic route with his special friend. Leon passed away on May 28, 2020 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 17 days. He is survived by his children, Jessica and Brian Crogg, Hickman, Nebraska, Andrew and Dana Matzner, Waco, Nebraska; special friend, Beth Lewis, York, Nebraska; sisters, Joann and Ronald Paulsen, Minden, Nebraska, Judy and Rick Buresh, Lincoln, Nebraska; brother, Dennis and Andrea Matzner, Gresham, Nebraska; grandchildren, Bailey and Gavin Crogg, Tristan Crogg-Sommars, Laney and Cole Matzner; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Irene Matzner; brothers, Stanley Matzner and Edward Matzner.

Leon Matzner