Leonard Palensky
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 23, 1923
  • Date of passing: Mar 8, 2012
Let the memory of Leonard Sr.be with us forever


Funeral Mass for 88-year-old Leonard Palensky Sr., of David City, will be 10 a.m. on Monday, March 12th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in David City. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the church and 9-10 a.m. Monday. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will be in the Assumption Catholic Cemetery at Appleton, rural David City.

Leonard was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Prague to Charles L. and Anna (Svoboda) Palensky. He attended District 73 in Rescue through the eight grade and received his GED at the age of 64. Leonard married Goldiemae Manzel on Feb. 5, 1945, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Abie and they farmed in Saunders County. He served in the Army from Jan. 26, 1946, to Dec. 17, 1946. Leonard moved to David City in 2007 and was a member of the American Legion and Assumption Catholic Church. He was a member of the Heritage Club, enjoyed traveling, gardening, growing flowers, playing his drums and his accordion, and wandering around Menard’s, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leonard died March 8, 2012, in a house fire in David City.

Leonard is survived by his children, Connie (Duane) Svoboda of David City, Leonard Jr. “Tom” (Loretta ) Palensky of David City, Julie Chmelka of David City, Ron (Tracy) Palensky of Linwood, Tim (Lisa) Palensky of Columbus, Tammy Ehrich of Fremont, Carmen (Kevin) Broman of David City and Pete (ReNee) Palensky of Schuyler; son-in-law, Jerome Jakub of Columbus; 31 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles “Chuck” (Sue) Palensky of Omaha; sister, Geraldine Vanek of Omaha; sister-in-law, Irene Palensky of David City.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Goldie (9/22/2010); daughter, Judy Jakub (10/10/2010); granddaughter, Renee Palensky (6/18/2007); grandson, Anthony Palensky (3/8/2012); brother, Milo Palensky

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by carmen broman on 23rd October 2017

"just wanted to tell you hi and I love and miss you"

This tribute was added by Tammy Ehrich on 5th April 2016

"There is not a day that goes by without missing you! Miss your smile and your laugh and jokes Love you"

This tribute was added by Tim Palensky on 9th March 2014

"Its been 2 year miss you  a lot , think about you all the time . Love ya Dad"

This tribute was added by Tim Palensky on 14th February 2014

"MIss you Dad , Love ya forever , Tim, Lisa and Family"

This tribute was added by carmen broman on 8th March 2013

"Dad, its been a year. It has been the hardest year. Thank you for being my dad. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Love you and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Rebecca Jorgensen on 7th March 2013

"Miss you forever & always farm grandpa!! <3"

This tribute was added by carmen broman on 17th June 2012

"Happy Fathers Day! I sure do miss you alot. Love you Pops"

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