Gary L. Brabec

Gary L. Brabec

Gary L. Brabec, 68, of Leigh, died Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, November 9, 2019  10:30 a.m.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Leigh, Nebraska


Rev. Eric Olsen, Rev. Rod Kneifl

Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Rosary 7:00 p.m. 

Visitation Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

all at the church

Committal St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leigh, Nebraska

Memorials to family wishes

Lunch following committal at the Leigh High School


Gary Lambert Brabec, 68, of Leigh, Nebraska died Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Columbus Community Hospital, surrounded by his family after battling cancer.

Gary was born February 24, 1951 in Columbus, Nebraska to Lambert and Ann (Cisler) Brabec. He attended Leigh Community School and graduated in 1969. On August 31, 1974 Gary married Charmayne Baumert at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church in Clarkson. They made their home north of Leigh on the family farm. During his lifetime his love of farming showed as he grew crops and raised livestock. He was always ready to help a neighbor and was never afraid of hard work. He also drove a school bus to many different activities. Gary was a member of the Rural Fire Board, a founding member of the Leigh Knights of Columbus Council #9898 and an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leigh. Gary was always ready to visit with neighbors and friends. His stories, especially those of his children and grandchildren, lit up his life.

 He is survived by his wife Charmayne of Leigh, Children & Grandchildren:

Andy (April) Brabec Dylan, Carter, and Sadie of Madison

Nathan (Miranda) Brabec Sage, Madden, Atley, and Brixton of Wood River

Dustin (Melissa) Brabec Abbi and Natalie of Leigh

Josh (Ashly) Brabec Alissa, Logan, and Memphis of O’Neil

Jake (Debbie) Brabec Jack, Kaylee, Easton, and Kash of Richland

Jordan (Becky) Brabec Blake, Brittin, and Axton of Howells

Kyle (Whitney) Brabec Cambree, Weslie, and Bexlie of Leigh

Alisha (Justin) Svehla Kendrik and McCoy of Leigh

Blake Brabec of Leigh

Brother: Gene (Marge) Brabec of Clarkson

Sister: Joan Brabec of Clarkson

Nieces and Nephews

He is preceded in death by his parents Lambert and Ann Brabec