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Leo J. Eskey, 77, of Fremont passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024 at his home.

Leo was born on July 4, 1946 to Joseph and Hanora (Malone) Eskey in Lincoln. He grew up in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln Pius X High School in 1964. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated from UNL College of Law in 1969. His early legal experience was at the Lincoln Legal Services and worked for Harry Stevens Law in Fremont. On June 27, 1969, Leo married Garland Kiner at the Risen Christ Cathedral in Lincoln. Leo later started his own firm, Leo J. Eskey Attorney at Law in Fremont.

Leo was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont. Over the years he enjoyed hunting, fishing for walleye, bowling, traveling, and Nebraska football and basketball.

He was preceded by his parents; sister, Dolores (George) Sweley; brother, Francis Eskey; and brother-in-law, Gary Steinke.

He is survived by wife, Garland of 54 years; son, Joe (Loretta Vera) Eskey; sister, Kathy Steinke; brother, Michael Eskey; grandson, Leo Michael Eskey; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont. Visitation will be from5 to 7 p.m. with at rosary starting at 7 all at St. Patrick Catholic Church. A private burial will take place at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Lincoln.

Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be left at: www.mosermemorialchapels.com

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