Leland Carlson

June 11, 2024

It is with heavy hearts and solemn remembrance that we announce the passing of Leland “Lee” Glen Carlson, who departed from this world on June 3, 2024. Born on Nov. 29, 1944, to Glen and Agnes (Roberts) Carlson, Lee spent his formative years on a farm outside of Truman, where he developed a strong work ethic and a deep appreciation for his surroundings. Graduating from Truman High School in 1963, he went on to bravely serve his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force, initially as a dedicated missile mechanic and later transitioning to work with computer programs.

Throughout his life, Lee’s passions extended far beyond his military service. He enjoyed the family ice fishing trips every winter. He also possessed a talent for quilting, embroidery and a love for expanding his mind through reading. With a quiet demeanor and a well-kept sense of humor, Lee lived a life marked by humility and simplicity. In the wake of his retirement, Lee ventured to Colorado before settling in Trimont in 2007, where he sought tranquility and cherished moments of solitude.

Survived by his beloved siblings, Rena Benson of Waterloo, Iowa, Lynn (Jacqueline) Carlson of Waseca and Eloise Miller of Truman; sister-in-law, Carol Carlson of Fairmont; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lee’s memory will be lovingly cherished by those who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, LeRoy and Chuck; and brother-in-law Jon Benson.

A funeral service to celebrate Lee’s life is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Truman. Following the service, a burial ceremony will take place at Ridgelawn Cemetery, where Lee will be laid to rest with the honors befitting his service to our nation as a proud Air Force veteran. A time for visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Trinity Lutheran Church in Truman, FCH Foundation for Lutz Cancer Center 800 Medical Center Dr. Fairmont, MN 56031 or donor’s choice would be appreciated.