October 29, 1936-November 2, 2018
Leland Wayne Knobel, 82, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on November 2, 2018. Lee was born October 29, 1936 in Alexandria, Nebraska, to William and Gladys Knobel. He graduated from Fairbury High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lee was a lifelong educator. He began his career as a teacher at Bennet High School. He was also a teacher in the newly consolidated District OR-1 school district, (Bennet-Palmyra), before beginning his administrative career as the elementary principal in Bennet. His first superintendent job was at Mullen High School in 1974. He later would become the superintendent of schools at Sterling Public Schools and Malcolm Public Schools. He enjoyed all levels of the public school system and took great pride in working with students and education colleagues.
He loved all sports and everything Huskers. Upon his retirement from education you could always find him on the golf course.
Lee is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sue Knobel; sons Steve(Karen)Knobel of Lincoln and Terry(Michelle) Knobel of Crestview, FL. One stepson, Brent(Dee) Carlmark; 4 grandchildren, Ashley(Cody) Vernon, Travis(Lauryn) Knobel, Shelby(Brett) Kunz and Alec Knobel; 3 step grandchildren, Brandon Carlmark, Tanya Carlmark and Shannan Carlmark and 1 great grandchild, Kingstyn Vernon. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Gladys Knobel, one son, Billy Knobel, and 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
Lee requested no services upon his passing but rather a Celebration of Life. The Celebration of Life was held at the Resort at Firethorn, 88th and Van Dorn on Thursday, November 8 from 1-4. The family requests all memorials to Holmes Lake Manor or CHI Hospice Care.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Leland Knobel
Sorry to hear of your loss Sue. I am looking forward to seeing you back at breakfast soon. Dee
Dear Knobel Family,
Rosa & I would like to extend our sincere condolences for your loss of Lee.
I have very fond memories of growing up with Lee and his entire family in my life. Lee afforded me opportunities that I never would have had if he hadn’t exposed me to them. We had a lot of laughs throwing the football around the yard, golfing, playing cards or whatever we were doing.
We lost Mr. Knobel today, however, we have the memories forever.
This was a man who touched the hearts of each and every student who had him as a teacher. Rest in peace Mr Knobel! Thank you for having been a part of my life!
Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. You did such an outstanding job caring for Lee, until the end. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go though this final goodbye for your husband and best friend.
Praying our Lord’s peace on the Knobel Family_ especially Terry, Leland’s son_ a friend and co-worker at Eglin AFB, FL.
Mr. Knobel was principal at Bennet Elementary when I was in school, he made a huge impression on me my sixth grade year by treating us a young adults and sharing with us so many wonderful values that I have cared with me through life. My sincere sympathy to his entire family.
So Sorry to hear of Mr Knobels passing. Mr Knobel was my teacher at Bennet/Palmyra School for many years and was a awesome,kind and patient man!!! Even though I was a Naughty Kid🤣
Jack and I send our sympathies to the Lee Knobel family. May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you and bring you comfort. Hang on to your memories of wonderful times spent with Lee.
I’m sorry to hear about Lee passing. I have many good memories of spending time with Lee and Sue in Arizona. We played a lot of golf together and Lee was always fun to be around. Please accept my condolences.
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