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Leroy "Lee" G Heupel

September 13, 1937 — October 27, 2020

Leroy “Lee” G. Heupel, 83, of Grand Island, Nebraska died Tuesday October 27, 2020 at his home.

Memorial services will be 1:30 pm Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Cairo United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cat Love officiating. In accordance with CDC and CDHD guidelines masks will be required by those in attendance. A private inurnment of cremains will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date.

In accordance with Leroy’s wishes, his body was cremated. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family. Cards/memorials can be sent to: Pam Christensen, 4242 Shanna Street, Grand Island, NE 68803.

Mr. Heupel was born September 13, 1937 to George and Irene (Rasmussen) Heupel.

Lee received his education at Cairo High School, graduating in 1956.

Following graduation he married Sandra Holloway. Three children were born to this union, Steve, Pam and Brenda. They divorced in 1978. He married Jan McMindes in 1981, they divorced in 1991.

In 1958 Lee joined the US Air Force as an Instrument Specialist and was honorably discharged in 1962.

The family resided in Cairo where he started Lee’s Electronics and other small businesses. Throughout his lifetime he was a jack of all trades, he could fix anything. He had a very creative mind and worked hard. He enjoyed taking things apart just to see how they worked. Loved dancing (especially country western) and sharing his wisdom with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Cairo Fire Department and GI Modelers, he enjoyed the fishing trips with the guys and working on his model planes.

Survivors of the immediate family include a son, Steve Heupel of Lincoln, daughter and son in law, Pam & Gary Christensen of Grand Island and daughter Brenda James of Grand Island. Brothers Gene & Jackie Heupel and Mike & Zita Heupel both of Grand Island. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Stephanie (Heupel) McClaren, Daniel Heupel, Cole & Chase Christensen, Kosley McCown and Samantha James.

He was preceded in death by both wives and parents.

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Service Schedule

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memorial service

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Cairo United Methodist Church

506 East Kansas Street, Cairo, NE 68824

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