Barrnett "Barney" R. Leitner, age 81, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 near Seward.
He was born May 5, 1927, to Edward W. and Elsie M. (Albrecht) Leitner in McCook.
He married Lola G. Jones in Oberlin on Nov. 17, 1946. To this union three sons were born, Royce, Laney and Dennis. He farmed southwest of McCook, in his free time he played piano and guitar, he enjoyed his family and friends, and traveling on his motorcycle.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elsie; two sisters, Doris Jones, Maxine Ross; and brothers-in-law Don Hodson, Everett Jones and Owen Jones.
He is survived by his wife, Lola Leitner of McCook; sons Royce Leitner and wife, Vicky of Oberlin, Laney Leitner and wife, Judy and Dennis Leitner and wife, Linda, all of North Platte; brother-in-law, Porter Ross and sister-in-law, Karen Hodson, both of McCook; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, 11 a.m. at the First Assembly of God with Pastor Eddie Wright officiating. The family has chosen cremation after the service and inurnment will take place at a later date.
Visitation is today from 5 - 9 p.m. Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com .
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.