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Jody R. Leslie

February 14, 1959 — October 13, 2020

Jody R. Leslie, 61, of Grand Island died Tuesday October 13, 2020, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island.

Visitation will be from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island.

Jody Rae Leslie was born February 14, 1959, at Mitchell, SD to Terry L. and Myrna L. (Weiland) Sinclair. She grew up and attended school in Chamberlain, SD, graduating from Chamberlain High School in 1977.

Jody married Terry L. Leslie on July 30, 1988, at Grand Island, NE. The couple made their home in Grand Island.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Leslie of Grand Island; son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Joan Steckelberg of Folsom, CA; daughters and spouses; Heather and Derrick Schreiner of Hastings, NE, Danielle and Troy Tibbetts of Palmer, NE, Shannon and Saul “JR” Andazola of Grand Island, NE; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Shelly and Keith Grimm of Rapid City, SD and Dee Heiburger (Todd Tuschen) of Salem, SD.

Jody was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Irene and William Sinclair; maternal grandparents, Gladys and Theodore Weiland; parents, Terry and Myrna Sinclair; stepfather, Vincent Arnburg; step-brother, Randall Lamb; sister-in-law, Susan “Sue” Leslie and great granddaughter, Baylor Stelk.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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