OMAHA, Neb. — Leon E. Langemeier, 86 years of Omaha, Nebraska died Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha. Leon was born in Hooper, Nebraska on April 17, 1933, to Edwin C. and Elizabeth M. (Meyer) Langemeier.
He grew up at Hooper. He served in the US Army from March 27, 1953, to Dec. 28, 1955, during the Korean War. He attended UNL and played football there and received a bachelor’s degree. He moved to Chicago and attended Northwestern University and received his master’s degree in Economics. He started his career as an economist for the Federal Reserve and soon began buying banks in Nebraska, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming. He lived in Lincoln, Nebraska; Lyons, Nebraska; and Fremont from 1969 to 1982. He owned Markus Realty in the Pathfinder Hotel in Fremont. He owned Hillcrest Golf Course at Fremont. Leon married Marilyn Johnson on Feb. 15, 1981, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. In 1982 they moved to Fairview, Montana, and in 1995 moved to Bridger in 2003 to Billings and in 2018 they moved to Omaha.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska Sod Growers Association, and Rotary Club. He served as a board member of Lutheran Church Extension Fund, Lutheran Church Foundation and for Catholic Charities in Billings. He sat on many boards over the years.
Leon is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Omaha; sons, Brian (Willow) Langemeier of Monument, Colorado, and Barton (Patti) Langemeier of Red Lodge; daughter, Brenda Jean (Tony) Brisbois of Omaha; brother, Roland (Norma) Langemeier of Schuyler, Nebraska; sister, Mary (Don) Kuhn of Lincoln; and eight grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents; and brothers, David and Keith Langemeier.
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Funeral Service 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 5, 2019, Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. Visitation, Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Burial with full Military Honors will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Tumbleweed Youth Crisis Center in Billings, Montana or the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 North Somers Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490