Ronda M. Priestley

Ronda M. Priestley, age 80, of Fremont passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont. She was born October 7, 1940 at rural West Point, Nebraska to Hayes and Elsie (Ross) Smith.

She grew up in West Point and graduated from West Point High School.  She received a BA in Education from Wayne State College.  She moved to Fremont in 1962 and taught 3rd grade at Washington Elementary until 1967.  She married LeRoy Priestley February 8, 1964 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Point.  She then worked at various restaurants in Fremont including Bonanza, Ferrins, Craig’s Café, Kalico Kitchen, Capri Steakhouse, Nifty 50’s, and Mac’s Café. She has been on the Dodge County Election Board since 1970. Is an Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.

Survived by her son, Brian (Norma) Priestley of West Point, NE; brother, Darrell (Joan) Smith of Elkhorn, NE; 3 grandchildren, Erin Priestley and Jackie Lugo of Hastings, NE, Brandon and Devon Priestley of West Point, NE.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, LeRoy in 2006.

Funeral will be 1:30 P.M., Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.  Visitation will be on Friday from 4-8 P.M. and Saturday 1 hour prior to the service also at Moser’s.   Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in West Point following the service.

Online condolences may be left at

Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave. Fremont, NE 68025  402-721-4490.

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