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Timothy A. "Tim" Leader, 61, of Norfolk

Posted: 25 August, 2017

Funeral service for Timothy A. "Tim" Leader, 61, of Norfolk will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk with Father Dan Andrews officiating.  Burial will be a private family service at a later date at the St. Jane Frances Catholic Cemetery, rural Randolph.  Visitation will be 4-7:00 p.m., Friday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Norfolk with the Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. also at the church.  Tim died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.  Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Born April 15, 1956, in Yankton, S.D., he was the son of Dallas and Rita (Lauer) Leader. He graduated from Hartington Cedar Catholic High School in 1974.

He married Sharon Korth on Sept. 18, 1976, at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph. Tim and Sharon lived in Hartington for eight years. They moved to upstate New York, where Tim worked as a cheese maker, then later to the Omaha area, and he worked for Goodrich Dairy. The family moved to Norfolk in 1988, and Tim worked for Hiland-Roberts until 2001.

Tim was also a custodian at the Norfolk Senior High School for 17 years. Throughout Tim’s life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and camping. Tim’s family meant the world to him.
He was a member of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s Parish, the Knights of Columbus and served as a Nebraska Hunter Safety instructor for many years.

Survivors include his spouse, Sharon Leader of Norfolk; children Chris and fiancée Janette Sinsakul of Chicago, Ill., Jason Leader of Omaha, Adam (Cassy) Leader of Norfolk, Scott (Leanne) Leader of Orange City, Iowa, Katrina (Nick) Beckman of Carroll and Nathan Leader of Norfolk; three grandchildren, Kagen Woodard, Aster Leader and Alexyss Leader; his mother, Rita Ann Leader of Hartington; his siblings, Joyce (Gary) Heimes of Lincoln, Liana (Steve) Kathol of Denver, Colo., Bryan Leader of Norfolk and Debbie (James) Wiese of Nederland, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dallas, and his brother, Daniel.

Music for the service will be provided by organist Mary Bruckner and soloist Mary O’Boyle. Selections will be “Amazing Grace,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman,” “Holy God We Praise Thy Name” and “On Eagle’s Wings.”
Casket bearers will be Cary Heimes, Dave Holmberg, Bill Potts, Jake Rich, Anthony Rich and Travis Arens.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Stonacek Funeral Chapel
hmm1200 N. 13th Street
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
(402) 371-7676

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