July 26, 1944 – July 24, 2020
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Eagle, NE
Les R. Corr
Les R. Corr, 75, of Eagle, NE passed away July 24, 2020 after battling cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born July 26, 1944 in Lincoln, NE to Leonard and Marjorie (McConnel) Corr. He is survived by Marcia (Ronhovde) Corr, his high school sweetheart and wife of 56 years; children Brian (Tracy) Corr, Christine (Ken) Kiewra, Julie Corr (fiance’ Steve Bohlmeyer), and Bradley (Lindsey) Corr; and grandchildren Samantha (Jesse) Beeck; Keaton, Anna and Samuel Kiewra; Callum, Rowen, and Lochlan Corr; and Tyler (Brittney) and Jake (Emily) Standage; great-grandchildren Lily and James Beeck, Macy and Madilyn Standage; sister Marlene Trunkenbolz; and many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Les was an energetic and dedicated elementary school principal in Lincoln Public Schools for 35 years, retiring in 2002. He was also a farmer who enjoyed raising crops and cattle and caring for the farm’s many horses, dogs, and cats. Les and Marcia cherished the farm life and raising their children there.
Faith and service were also important to Les. He was an active member of the Eagle United Methodist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, church council member, and volunteer for countless projects. Community service began through his Phi Kappa Tau and Phi Delta Kappa college fraternities. He later served as a regional commissioner for local Boy Scout troops, volunteered for Nebraska Motorist Assist Program, and was active in Eagle Vision and Alvo-Eagle Alumni Association. Les also served professional organizations, such as National Association of Elementary School Principals and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Children were important to Les throughout his life. He was a fun and involved Dad and Grandpa. He was famous for dressing up as a chicken on Halloween, horsing-around in the swimming pool, and busting impressive dance moves at wedding receptions. There was no end to how he made children’s lives special, leading them on pony rides, gassing-up the Gator, 4-wheeler, or minibike for a farm ride, setting up target practice in the pasture, lugging fishing poles in summer and ice skates in winter down to the farm pond, and pulling hayrack rides through the fields on autumn days or winter nights. Of course, he was a constant spectator too, watching many of the children’s sporting, music, drama, and FFA and 4-H events.
Les’s former students kept in touch, sharing special memories of Mr. Corr bringing his lamb and pony to school, joining them in recess games, and wearing crazy ties. They recall his love of nature and animals and his charge to be a good steward of the earth.
Les was a good friend, neighbor, and relative. He enjoyed socializing with retired principal friends and visiting with neighbors. He’d mow your lawn and care for your pet if you were heading out of town, and simply snowplow your driveway before you got around to it. Les loved gatherings with the Ronhovde and Trunkenbolz families. He was a proud University of Nebraska graduate and a life-long Husker fan. He loved to reminisce about backpacking and playing softball with his buddies, camping with Boy Scouts, and California road trips with his sister and parents.
Private family service and no visitation.
Memorials may be given to Eagle United Methodist Church, Lincoln Public Schools Foundation, or Dimensions Education Programs.
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