Daniel S. Leise
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Daniel S. Leise, age 55 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, August 7, 2017 as a result of an accident.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 10th, at church, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers are his brothers Jeff Leise and Bill Leise, and his brothers-in-law, Rick Perk, Ken Bohlken, Ron Jueden, Jeff Potts and Charles Mason.

Honorary pallbearers are Dave and Shelly Noecker, Jay and Cindy Hochstein, Ron and Lois Lammers, Jim and Tami Anderson, Neal and Sheila Feilmeier, Pat Feilmeier and Gerri Jueden, Mike and Laurie Lammers, Rob and Brenda Miller, Chuck and Sue Becker, Corey Hochstein and Sheila Spahr, CKPPD Employees and Families.

Daniel Scott Leise was born on January 5, 1962 in Yankton, SD to Harold Francis and Jolene Theresa Becker Leise. He grew up just north of Hartington and graduated from Hartington High School in 1980. He then went to Northeast Technical Community College in Norfolk for Utility Lineman. After he graduated he worked for Cedar-Knox Public Power for 35 years, serving as general manager since 2006. He was proud of and cared deeply for each employee and their families. He was a very respected leader of the Cedar-Knox organization.

Dan married his longtime sweetheart Debra Kay Potts, daughter of Anita Potts and the late Robert Potts, on October 13, 1984 at St. Philip & James Catholic Church in St. James. They have three children, Tyson, Shanna, and Kallie. Dan was a devoted husband and father, and continuously let them know how proud he was of them and how much he loved them. He worked especially hard to build a foundation and provide for his family. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed vacationing, camping, restoring his car and tractor, spending time at the farm, golfing, and cheering on the Huskers. Dan was also an avid builder, spending countless hours building his shop and remodeling his home. He was very creative and could fix almost anything.

Dan was known for his witty yet gentle and compassionate personality. He loved the community he grew up in, and the people in it. Dan was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He served on the parish council, CCHS School Board, Hartington Economic Development, Knights of Columbus, and Cedar Booster Club, along with several other church and civic organizations. Dan volunteered with the youth basketball and soccer programs over the years and was devoted to bettering the town of Hartington in any way possible.

Dan is survived by his wife, Debra of Hartington; three children, Tyson Leise of St. Paul, NE, Shanna Leise of Omaha, NE, Kallie Leise of Lincoln, NE; parents, Harold & Jolene Leise of Hartington; five siblings Deb & Rick Perk of Hartington, Sandy and Ken Bohlken of Norfolk, Sheila & Ron Jueden of Hartington, Jeff & Mary Leise of Hartington, Bill & Theresa Leise of Normal, IL; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Hulda Becker, Joseph and Agatha Leise; father-in-law Robert Potts.




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Deb & Family, our heartfelt sympathy with the loss of Dan. Sending prayers and hugs.

Ken & Mary Thunker


Our deepest sympathy goes to your family Deb! What a wonderful man he was. He touched the hearts of everyone he met. God took a great man that we will all miss dearly!

Doris & Duane Feilmeier


I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Dan. He was a great person and I will remember him in my prayers.

Rev. Michael D. Schmitz


Our deepest sympathy is extended to Deb and her family. Prayers are sent to you, Dan will be missed so much by his family and this community.

Dareld and Kim Hively


My thoughts and prayers go out to you Deb and family. Dan was a wonderful man. So sorry to hear of his passing. May God bless you guys in this hard time of life.

David Finley and family


You and your Family our in my thoughts and prayers. Dan was in my wedding in the summer of 1982, though we lost contact, I have never forgotten him. My deepest condolences to you.

Tina Uttecht


My heart is broken for you and your family. You have my deepest sympathy. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

Kathy Erickson


My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Deb. My condolences to the many family members and friends who are touched in their lives by Dan. Another angel in Heaven but wish he was still here in this earthy place. You are in my prayers.

Teresa Anderson


Deb: Thinking of you and your family. Will keep you in my prayers.

Rita Catlin


It was indeed a gift and a pleasure to be acquainted with Dan. He was always so pleasant, kind, and interested in the welfare of the other person. I am sure his legacy will be his family and the wonderful memories to all of his family, relatives and friends. My prayers are with you all.

David Levorson


So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Denise Morrow / Don Hagge


Debbie & family,

We are so sorry for your loss! Your in our thoughts and prayers!!

Don & Angie Boeckman


Deb & family,

My sincere sympathy for you and the whole family, my heart breaks for the significant loss in your lives.

Sue (Wortmann) Thomas


Deb, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Paul Schadegg


Our sympathies to the Leise and Potts families for the loss of a vital member of your family.

Tom and Sandy Tucker


Debbie and family,

Heartfelt sympathy! Condolences!

Judy & Dick Stratman


Dan always greeted me at his work with a smile. I will genuinely miss seeing and visiting with him upon my travels to Hartington. My deepest sympathies.

Dan Payton


We were extremely saddened to hear the news about Dan. He was a highly respected person and will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies to Deb, the kids and the entire Leise family.

Tom and Pam Feilmeier


Our outmost sympathy's go out to the Debra and the children. We will not be able to attend the funeral but our thoughts and prayers go out tot he entire Leise family.

Linda Lammers & Dennis Lastuka


Deb - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sue (Pierret) Fields


There are no words that can express how you all are feeling...may the lord wrap his arms around you and guide you through this difficult road ahead...Prayers to all.

Pat & Dee Lammers


Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Dan was a part of our PPD family, and we enjoyed working with him. We will miss him.

Sandra Hendren, Manager - Roosevelt PPD


Our prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Dan. We ask God to give you all peace and comfort. Blessings to all.

Dave and Renae Zimmer and family


Our thoughts and prayer are with the family and friends of Dan, a good man.

Cecil & LaVonne Woodka retired manager, Cuming Co. P.P.D.


We are sorry to hear of your great loss.

Dave and L J Connealy of Decatur, NE


Dan has touched the lives of so many people in this community. He will be missed in so many different ways. May God bless you with His Mercy for peace and some comfort to know how his presence made a difference to Hartington. May Christ hold you and your family through this difficult time.

Allen & Lynn Kathol


Our prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers. Dan was a great Man, full of life, and will be missed by everybody that came in contact with him.

Richard Ray

Burt County PPD


Rick and Deb

So sorry to hear about your brother. Sounds like a great guy. Our sympathies for your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan & Liz Lynch


Deepest Sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Loren Studley Howard Greeley PPD


Dear Deb and Rick,

My thoughts and heart are with you and your family at this time of great sorrow. Dan sounds like a remarkable and wonderful man.

Mary Sullivan


Deb, Tyson, Shanna and Kallie,

Dan was a true friend to us and our Public Power industry. Dan made each of our lives better. Dans kindness is timeless and he will never be forgotten.

Scott and Sharon Howells


Deb & Family

Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy sending our Prayers.

Tamara & Kevin Promes


Condolences to the Leise family from the staff at the Cobblestone Inn & Suites of Hartington.

David Chang


We were so sorry to hear about Dan. Our thought and prayers go out to the entire family.

Jeff and Kim (Flakus) Turner


We were sad to hear of the untimely passing of Dan. Our family is praying for comfort and healing for your family.

Andrew and Mallory Siebold


Deb and Family...So, so sorry about Dan...Prayers for Dan, prayers for you and family...God Bless!

Joe D. Van Goor

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