Ned A. Leinweber, age 75, of Blue Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, Nebraska.Ned was born on July 24, 1945, in Marysville. He was the only child of Ned and Leah V. (Thomas) Leinweber. He graduated from Blue Rapids High School in 1964. Shortly after high school he joined the US Air Force where he trained as an Air Craft Mechanic. He was a Vietnam veteran. When his service was over he went on to graduate from Kansas State University with a degree in Engineering. He had worked for the Union Pacific Rail Road as a Job Inspector.He was a Presbyterian and a member of the George Bedford Post 169 of the American Legion in Blue Rapids. He was a loving and caring person to those he liked, which was almost everyone.Survivors include his ficance’ Sue Hull and his three children: David Leinweber of Topeka, Amy Merrill of Kansas City and Daniel Leinweber of Fort Benning, Georgia, six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Preceding Ned in death were his parents and step-dad Charlie Haecker.Memorial services are planned for 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 16, 2020, at the United Presbyterian Church in Blue Rapids with Pastor Shannon Borgman officiating. Due to COVID, the service will be held on the east lawn of the church, so more folks can attend. Please bring a lawn chair. Pre-recorded selections of “The Old Rugged Cross” and “On The Wings of a Dove” will be played. Inurnment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, south of Blue Rapids. Military honors will be provided by detail from Offutt Air Force Base and the George Bedford Post 169 of the American Legion in Blue Rapids.Memorials are suggested to Ned Leinweber Memorial and may be sent in care of Terry-Christie Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.