April E. Leedom
March 26, 1976 - May 5, 2024

April E. Leedom

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April E. Leedom, age 48, of Fremont
Died Sunday, May 05, 2024 at home after a courageous 12 year battle with breast cancer.

April was born March 26, 1976 in Fremont to Tom Crawford and Judi (Bales) Main. She grew up in Fremont and graduated from Fremont High School in 1994. April was a swimmer and played saxophone in the marching band. She was also a drum major her senior year. She attended UNL for a couple of years and then at 30 went to Vatterott College to earn a degree as a Veterinarian Technician.

Growing up April had a Fremont Tribune paper route while in Elementary school and worked at Valentinos during High School. April worked at Expressway Food Mart in college and Time Warner Cable after that for 9 years. After college she began working at American Animal Hospital in Omaha, Natura Pet Products, Animal Medical Clinic in Fremont before landing her dream job at All About Pets in Omaha. April loved working for Dr. Jepsen and Dr. Callow and the entire staff who she considered good friends

April had many interests including Roller Skating (which she did on her paper route), biking, swimming, crochet, playing softball, bowling and shopping. She loved music and trivia so much that no one wanted to play Trivial Pursuit with her because she won every time. She loved taking family vacations to Colorado and South Dakota and the annual Great Wolf Lodge trips in December. The girls trips with Christie, Jen and Sarah were always a blast.

On September 3, 2005 April married Russell P. Leedom in Fremont where they spent their life together and were raising their daughter.

Husband - Russ
Daughter - Allison and loyal dog Skye
Mother - Judi Main
Father - Tom (Karen) Crawford
Brother - PJ (Brittany) Crawford and their children Hailey and Madelyn
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law - Pam and Russ Leedom
Sister-in-law - Shirah (Bob) Huff and their children Shadow, Novara, Barrett and Titan
Best Friends - Jen Tricker, Sarah Auchterlonie, Christi Johnson, Robin Mackey and Ashley Chamberlain
Many aunts, uncles and cousins

April was preceded in death by her step-dad Keith Main, grandparents and Uncle Joe Bales.

There is no viewing but the family will receive friends on Friday, May 10 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont from 5pm to 7pm. The memorial service is 10am, Saturday, May 11 also at Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

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Friday, May 10, 2024
With Family 5pm to 7pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Service
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Ludvigsen Mortuary
1249 East 23rd Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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Ridge Cemetery
1761 West Linden
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Sally Maslonka
    We are so very sorry to hear the sad news we have you in our thoughts and prayers. You were the most wonderful mom and such a blessing to April. Take care. 🙏
    Don & Sally Maslonka
  2. Lynda Raasch
    Dear Judi & family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know you have our deepest sympathy. You will continue to be in our thoughts & prayers. We wish you peace, comfort & healing.

    Mike & Lynda Raasch
  3. Sue Menking
    Judi I am so very sorry to hear about April. May God put His arms around you and Comfort you and give you His Peace.
  4. Susan Otradovsky (Beiermann)
    Judi , family and her friends too, I'm so sorry. My deepest condolences.
  5. Kathy and Gene Allender
    Judi and family, Our deepest sympathy for the death of April. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  6. Susan Compton
    Dear Judi and family, so sorry to hear of Aprils passing. I remember her not only from Bunko, but from the Vet Clinic. April was always kind and helpful. Many hugs to you all, My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are being sent to you.
  7. Julie (Buck) Stranik
    I remember April from back in school and she was in my graduating class of 94, we were also in band together. April always had a smile on her face and she was a beautiful person inside and out! I’m so sorry for her family’s loss, she will be missed. Rest in paradise my friend.
  8. Carol and Mike Baker
    Judi and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Many thoughts and prayers for you all.
  9. Lynette Bendig
    Judi, I am so sorry to hear this. She fought so hard and so long. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
  10. Tina Sorensen-Dill
    I knew April from the Howard Hawk days, girls scouts and school. This make me sad to read and my deepest condolences to her family and close friends! I always remember April and being friendly, goofy and always up for fun!! She will be greatly missed!
    Judi We are so sorry to read about your daughter passing. Your in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Bob & Claire Smutz
  12. Desiree woolum
    April, I got to know you at American Animal Hospital you were always a kind face, a loving smile in the morning and a friend to work with. We didn't talk much or hang out but you for sure we're always a friend in my heart. I knew your battles and you were always a fighter. May you gain your wings and fly with God.
  13. Debbie Brooks
    I was so sorry to hear this news. Amber was in a car pool we had in school. She was a beautiful person inside and out. So sorry for your loss.

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