October 13, 1941 – Thursday, January 17, 2008
The Peterson Chapel
LeRoy N. Leifson, age 66 of Waverly, died Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the Cokato Manor.
LeRoy Norman Leifson was born on October 13, 1941 in Rydar, North Dakota to Norman and Ella Olive (nee Guttormson) Leifson. He was raised in North Dakota where he helped his parents on their farm.
On October 21, 1962 LeRoy was united in marriage to Kathleen West in Big Lake, MN. They moved to Minnesota and LeRoy worked in construction (primarily as a heavy equipment operator), until poor health forced him to retire. He was a member of the 49er™s Union.
When he wasn™t working, LeRoy enjoyed meeting his friends for coffee at The Twister in Montrose and later, at Red™s CafÃ©. His vegetable garden was a source of pleasure and pride for LeRoy and he loved his grandchildren. In his younger years, he played guitar, hunted, and fished.
LeRoy Leifson is survived by his mother, Ella Leifson of Escondido, CA; four children: Steven (Maria) Leifson of Cokato, Roger (Lori) Lefison of Henning, Jodee (Scott) Hinnenkamp of St. Cloud, and Bryan Leifson of Rockford; 12 grandchildren: Mike, Tina and Stacy, Jonathon, Randy, Cody, Jacob and Nicholas, Thomas, and Kayla, Rachel and Nick; four great-grandchildren: Calista, Hunter, Alexis and Clayton; brother, Gary (Charlotte) Leifson of Woodland, Washington, three sisters: Lois (Bob) Kramer of Escondido, CA, Beverly Hankle of Vancouver, WA, and Kathy Escarcega of Escondido, CA; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, January21, 2008 at The Peterson Chapel “ Buffalo with one hour of visitation before the funeral.