Delores Leach, 86, of Chappell went to her eternal resting place Friday June 28th 2024 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home is serving the Leach family.

Family and friends  can leave condolences at www.bondegardfunerals.com.

Delores was born May 6th 1938 to Lillie and Delbert Florom in Leadville, Colorado. She was the first daughter of 9 children. The family later moved to Sacramento, Nebraska where she attended school.

She met the love of her life, Ervin, and married him February 19, 1954. They made their home in Holdrege and had 5 children Rick, Randy, Rita, Ronda, and Rudy. 

In 1966, they moved to Chappell where they purchased the Wayside Café Motel and Conoco station. She became busy being a cook, waitress, dish washer, clerk, and maid.

But the most important aspect of her life was her family.

In 1969, they sold the business and moved to their present home where they lived for 55 years.

Later when the kids were grown, she traveled with Ervin and worked alongside of him for Werner construction always returning back to their home in the winter.

Delores is survived by her children, Rita Purcell, Ronda and Mike Ward, and Rudy Leach; daughter in law, Cheri Leach; brother, Danny Florom; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Delores was proceeded in death by her husband Ervin; sons, Rick and Randy; daughter in law, Debbie and son in law, Charlie Purcell.

Forever in our Hearts.