Todd Elsbernd

Grand Island

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Updated: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 04:03:33 CST

Todd Elsbernd, 52 of Grand Island died Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Todd ElsberndMass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 518 West State Street.  Father Charles L. Torpey will be celebrating mass.  Entombment will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday with a Christian Wake Service at 6 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Todd was born on November 22, 1960 at Lincoln the son of Paul and Yvette (Meyer) Elsbernd.

Survivors include his wife, Jeannie and their sons, Lucas, Zebulen and Joshua; his mother, Yvette Elsbernd of Grand Island; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Shar Elsbernd of Loveland, CO; sister, Paula Peters of Omaha; parents-in-law, Merle J. and Anita Liewer of Atkinson; sister-in-law and her husband, Holli and Kody Kirwan of Gretna and brother-in-law and his wife, Jamie and Michelle Liewer of O’Neill.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Todd graduated from Grand Island Senior High, class of 1979.  He received his undergraduate degree from Kearney State College and his law degree from Creighton University School of Law.  On July 27, 1991 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Jeannine Liewer.  They lived in Omaha, St. Paul prior to moving to Grand Island in 1997. 

Todd was a partner at Bradley, Elsbernd, Andersen, Kneale and Mues Jankovitz.  He was active in the community serving on the Grand Island Public Schools Board of Education, an instructor for Nebraska hunters’ safety education and a longtime supporter and board member of Ducks Unlimited.  He was also active with the Riverdogs youth baseball league, was a Grand Island Public Schools band booster and served on the board of directors for Goodwill Industries.  He was a member of the Nebraska Bar Committee IOLTA, St. Leo’s Parish; and was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved Nebraska football.  He was a devoted husband, father, son and brother.

A memorial scholarship fund will be established for his children.