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Leland L. Iverson, 87, Austin

Published 10:21am Friday, January 18, 2013

Leland L. Iverson, 87, of Austin, Minn., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.

Leland L. Iverson

Leland Leo Iverson was born Aug. 9, 1925, in London Township of Freeborn County to Carl and Anna (Hanson) Iverson. He attended country school in Freeborn County. Lee served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the Rudyerd Bay as a seamen 1st class. He was an anti-aircraft gunner serving in the Pacific Theater, seeing action in Palau, the Philippines, South China Sea, Lingayen, Indochina and Formosa. They were a key part of the invasion of Iwo Jima, Kerma Retto, Okinawa. He married Annette Denker Schuler on Feb. 12, 1972, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Lee worked for the Hormel Company until the time of his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was a member of Crane Community Chapel, Olaf B. Damm Post No. 1216 VFW and had been a member of the Eagles Club and the American Legion Post No. 91.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Ed Bahl, grandparents, wife Annette, son Leonard, granddaughter Denise, brother Howard Bahl, one uncle and four aunts.

Lee is survived by his children, Michael (Pauline) Iverson, Austin, Douglas (Shirley) Schuler, Cannon Falls, Minn., Diann (Randy) Mytten, Wabasha, Minn., Donna (Dennis) Brown, Omaha, Neb., Duane (Annette) Schuler, Austin; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; aunt, Margaret Campbell, Austin; cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Pam Aandahl Solberg officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Olaf B. Damm Post No. 1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Austin Post No. 91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and on Saturday morning for one hour before the service.

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