Leonard R. Bebout, 93, of Nebraska City died Oct. 16, 2012 at BryanLGH West Medical Center in Lincoln. Leonard was born on Jan. 23, 1919 in Nebraska City to Jesse S. and Lora F. (Fuller) Bebout. He graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1936.
He attended the Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, Ill. He owned and operated an appliance store on Main Street in Nebraska City in his early years and later worked at the Bomber Plant in Bellevue, primarily on the B29 Aircraft.
He married Corlas A. Prine on May 31, 1942 in Nebraska City. They shared over 70 years of marriage together.
On June 26, 1944, Leonard entered the Army and served during World War II, until his honorable discharge on May 9, 1946. Leonard worked at American Meter for 30 years until his retirement in 1983. He was active in the Nebraska City community. He was currently a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. and the Community of Christ Church. He previously belonged to Toastmasters and was a volunteer firefighter.
He is survived by his wife, Corlas Bebout, of Nebraska City; children Judy Spires of Nebraska City and Bob Bebout and wife Sharon of Omah, NE; seven grandchildren: Ryan, Michael and Marcie Bebout, Brian Spires, Julie Struck and husband Steve, Candy Kujath and husband Jamie and Tammy Johnson and husband Adam; ten great-grandchildren: Ava, Parker and Beckam Strunk, Blaine, Kadyn, Brady and Carlee Kujath, and Skylar, Breckyn and Kiptyn Johnson; niece Christine Barton and nephew Howard Bebout; other family and friends.
He was preceded by infant son Leonard Robert Bebout, Jr., sister Jessie M. Dennis and brother Arvel “Babe” Bebout.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with Pastors Tom Sherer and Jim Carson officiating. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City with complete military honors conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail.
The family will greet friends from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the mortuary.
Memorials may be given to the Community of Christ Church in Nebraska City.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.