April 2, 2012

David Hoyle Lepard

David Hoyle Lepard, age 78 of Lincoln, Nebraska (formerly of Cornelius, North Carolina), died on Monday, April 2, 2012 in Lincoln.  He was born on May 11, 1933 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Ransom Hoyle and Lena Florence (Kries) Lepard.  He served in the United States Army from July 22, 1954 to July 2, 1957.  While in the service he played cello in the 7th Army Symphony and traveled throughout Europe.  He married Mildred Rabb on March 22, 1959 in Pomona, California. 

David earned his undergraduate degree in music from Northwestern University and he proudly held a Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  David worked in the field of public education administration for 27 years and later in his life was a Professor of Educational Leadership at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  He also founded ABC International Inc., a consulting company specializing in the training of school principals and leaders.

David was a member of the Bahá’í Faith and served local Bahá’í communities and the United States Bahá’í community in many capacities.  He developed a variety of  Bahá’í educational programs and materials, especially for children.

David is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Jenina Lepard of Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Joe Miller of Cornelius, North Carolina; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Jan Lepard of Lincoln; brother-in-law, Daniel Rabb of West Covina, California; and grandchildren, Justin Lepard and Brandon Lepard of Lincoln, and Troy Miller and Shannon Miller of Cornelius, North Carolina.  He was preceded in death by his wife Millie and his parents.

There will be no visitation.

A Life Celebration service will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation or JDRF.


  1. We wish you peace at this very sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


  2. Julie,
    So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. I am keeping all of David’s family and friends in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time. He will be missed.

    Stacie Oste(Julie’s friend)

  4. Julie and Family –

    I can’t imagine what you are feeling, but I want to express my condolences to you. Please let me know of any way I can help you.

    The Tschopp’s

  5. Our deepest sympathy.David was much admired and will be missed.

    Carolyn and Dan Barber
    Pennsylvania Cousin

  6. Dear Brian and Julie,
    With sympathy and caring thoughts to you and your family.
    Cousin Sandra and Bob Gaffney


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