Leo B. Miller - February 12, 2014


Leo B. Miller, 64, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Omaha.  Leo was born June 16, 1949 in McCook, NE to Carl and Augusta (Andrijeski) Miller. He grew up on the family farm Northwest of McCook in the St. Ann Community. He attended a one room school at St. Ann through the 8th grade. Graduated from McCook Sr. High school in 1967 and the University Of Nebraska School Of Technical Agriculture in 1969.
Leo was proud of his service in the United States Navy Seabees, MCB-133, A Company, during the Vietnam conflict. For eight and half years he was a diesel truck mechanic, service manager and salesman for Curly Olney’s Inc. in McCook. He taught Agricultural Machinery Mechanics for eight years at the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE. Moved to Mitchell, SD in 1987 and operated a successful Snap-On Tools dealership. Was promoted to Field Manager for Snap-On Tools in 1990 and moved to Lincoln, NE. Leo received many honors and awards as Field Manager. A few of the awards are; #1 in sales in the branch, #1 in sales in the region and #2 in sales in the world. Because of cancer the company retired him in 2004.
He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, member of Cathedral of the Risen Christ, CRC Knights of Columbus Council #9563, where he served as chancellor and was a member of the Bishop Kucera Assembly of 4th degree Knights of Columbus. He was active in the Cathedral’s Light of the World Evangelization Ministry, Acolyte and EME Minister at Cathedral. He also had an hour of adoration at the Cathedral for many years.
Leo is survived by his wife Diane of Lincoln; children (spouses) Travis (Krissa) Miller of Lincoln, Amanda (C.J.) Green of Omaha, Colin (Jessica) Miller of Lincoln, Katie (Adam) Buss of Alton, IL; grandchildren Jordan, Levi, Mabel, Samuel & Jacie;  siblings (spouses) Richard (Retha) Miller of Cody, WY, LaVerne (Bernadette) Miller of Norfolk, Kenneth (Jeanie) Miller of Longmont, CO, Charlene (Andrew) Weskamp of Norton, KS, Carla (Dewey) Teel of Neligh, Melvin (Jerry)Miller of McCook, Carol (Randy) Lashley of McCook and many nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 am Monday at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln.  Burial with military honors were in Calvary Cemetery.  Viewing was from 1 – 9 pm Saturday and 9am – 6pm Sunday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln.  Rosary service at 8 pm Sunday at the Cathedral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials were suggested to the Cathedral or to the family.  Condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com.

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