LeRoy Gene DanielJanuary 13, 1940 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 80)
Funeral Services for LeRoy G. Daniel, 80, of Stanton, will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the New England Congregational Church, of Stanton. Pastor Linda Mohr will officiate. LeRoy requested that he be cremated. Burial of his cremains will be in the Bega Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the New England Congregational Church in Stanton. Home for Funerals of Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
LeRoy passed away at Countryside Home in Madison on Friday, February 7, 2020.
LeRoy was born on January 13, 1940, the son of Raymond and Janice (Webb) Daniel. He was raised on the family farm and attended rural school. In 1959, he graduated from Stanton High School.
On June 14, 1959, LeRoy married Barbara Ober. The couple made their home in Stanton. He farmed before moving to Woodlake, NE, where he ranched. After several years, the family returned to Norfolk where he was employed at Vulcraft. Later, LeRoy was employed at several feedlots including Fore-Quarters Feedlot, Bar Feedlots, and Maas Feedlots. LeRoy enjoyed being a pen rider. He was a “pickup man” at the rodeos.
His hobbies included hunting, leather work, training working dogs, and breaking and training mules and horses. LeRoy enjoyed square dancing.
LeRoy’s accomplishments also followed alongside the hobbies he enjoyed. LeRoy was a 4-H Leader. He received the Joe Bstanding Award, Mustang Booster of the Year Award, and was the Grand Marshal of the Nebraska State Fair.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; their six children: Tim Daniel, of David City, NE, Rick Daniel, of Stanton, Kevin (Jacquee) Daniel, of Norfolk, Davanna (Tony) Bernbeck, of Stanton, Gene (Sarah) Daniel, of Stanton, and Raeann (Shane) Patterson, of Stanton; 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; his siblings: Terry (RoseAnn) Daniel, of Idaho, Judy (Leonard) West, of Stanton and Ron (Marge) Daniel, of McCook, NE.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Kipton Daniel and one granddaughter, Hoya Patterson.