Lionel Contreras, 46, of Grand Island died Sunday, July 18, 2021, at home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island, with the Rev. Jorge Canela officiating. Burial will follow in the Grand Island City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island, concluding with a Rosary at 7.
Lionel was born on Oct. 6, 1974, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Amador and Maria (Rodriguez) Contreras. He lived in California "Pacoima" and Grand Island, where he was employed by the Grand Island Public Schools.
He loved music, Sunday service, riding his bike, time spent with his family and BBQ's.
Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Amador, Javier, Gabriel and David Contreras; and sisters, Laura, Chayo, Maricela and Teresa Contreras.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Rodriguez, and Peiddy Contreras.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Jul. 22, 2021.