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Leonard Henry Carlson
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1916
Union County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 2011
Beresford
Lincoln County
South Dakota, USA

Leonard Henry Carlson was born November 21, 1916 in Union County, SD to parents Otto and Esther (Frick) Carlson. He died September 19, 2011 at the Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford, SD at the age of 94 years, 9 months and 28 days.

Leonard was a lifelong member of Dalesburg Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He served on the Dalesburg Cemetery Board, was Head Usher for many years and was instrumental in establishing the Ben Carlson Memorial Softball Field.

He served in the US Army during WWII and received his honorable discharge in 1946. Leonard worked with his brother Carol in farming, running a dairy operation and doing carpentry work. He enjoyed playing the guitar, doing yo-yo tricks, playing softball and chasing opossums.

His parents, brothers Benhard and Roscoe Carlson, sister Lucille Cole, and nephews David Buechler and Johnathan Carlson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his brother Carol Carlson and sister-in-law Lois Carlson both of Beresford; niece Patty Buechler of Chancellor; nephews Ron (Sandy) Carlson, Gary (Katie) Carlson and Don (Elma) Carlson all of Beresford; and several great and great, great nieces and nephews who loved him and called him Uncle Lenny.

Blessed Be His Memory.

Funeral services will be held 2:00PM, Saturday, September 24 at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion, with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:30PM to 8:00PM with a prayer service at 7PM at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford. 
 
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 Parents:
  Otto Benhard Carlson (1891 - 1963)
  Esther Alida Frick Carlson (1891 - 1953)
 
 Siblings:
  Benhard Carlson (1912 - 1989)*
  Lucille E Carlson Cole (1914 - 2006)*
  Leonard Henry Carlson (1916 - 2011)
  Carol Elmer Carlson (1921 - 2014)*
  Roscoe Carlson (1930 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dalesburg Lutheran Cemetery
Vermillion
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Rod
Record added: Sep 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76834914
Leonard Henry Carlson
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Leonard Henry Carlson
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