Terry Gene Leech, age 75 of Nebraska City passed away November 30, 2023, at CHI St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City.  Terry was born August 15, 1948, in Humboldt, the son of Myron Willard and Imogene (Oursland) Leech.  Blessed with a love like no other, Terry was united in marriage to Jerri Hemmer-Bohl on September 30th, 1994, in Las Vegas, NV.  Terry grew up in Humboldt, NE and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1966.  He then enlisted in the Army in 1968.  After serving two tours in Vietnam, he returned to Humboldt and attended Peru State College where he received his Bachelor of Education in Special Education.  Terry dedicated over four decades of his life to the insurance industry.  Even in the golden years of retirement, he continued to share his expertise in Medicare and Medicare Plan D.  Terry was known for his volunteer work, including the Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Meals on Wheels, and Seniors Helping Seniors.  He enjoyed attending reunions for the Army OV-1 Mohawk Association of Vietnam Veterans.  Having a passion for the outdoors Terry not only enjoyed caring for his own yard, but members of the community appreciated his meticulous attention to detail.  His family was the cornerstone to his existence, and he cherished them deeply.  He enjoyed the countless trips to Lake of the Ozarks, family vacations in Mexico and Florida with his grandchildren, and the countless rides to and from school.  The grandchildren adored the story books that he shared with them from his childhood as they knew that was always a bedtime treat.  Terry was a pillar of strength, hard work ethic, loyalty, and unwavering love that was felt by everyone he encountered.  His personality and eagerness to help will be missed by many.  Terry was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include his wife Jerri Leech of Nebraska City; children, Bridget (Denny) Hamilton of Jefferson City, MO, and Kirby (Anne) Bohl of Nebraska City; grandchildren, Reese, Raygan, and Flynn Hamilton, Zayden, and Ali Bohl; brother, Van (Kay) Leech of Humboldt; many other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, December 8th, 2023, at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City with the family greeting friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

 

The memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 9th, 2023, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nebraska City.  A private burial will take place at the Omaha National Cemetery at a later date. 

 

Memorials are suggested to the Humboldt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department or Pleasant View Cemetery.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com. 

 

Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.