HARVARD – LeRoy E. Carlson, 84, of Harvard, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Byron.|
He was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Clinton, Minn., to Edward R. and Dorothy (Schell) Carlson. On May 29, 1954, he married Iva Fisher at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Harvard. He served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952. LeRoy had been the owner of Carlson's Sporting Goods Store in Harvard and the Harvard Bowling Alley. He also was a security guard at True Value Manufacturing in Cary and at Tru-Serve in Harvard.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvard and the American Legion Post No. 265. Leroy was past president of the Harvard Chamber of Commerce and had been an alderman for the city of Harvard. He also was a volunteer member of the Harvard Rescue Squad and coach for the Harvard Boys League.
Survivors include his wife, Iva Carlson of Harvard; children, Dale A. Carlson of Harvard and Craig L. (Lynn Walters) Carlson of Rockford; two granddaughters, Cassandra L. and Alexandra N. Carlson, both of Rockford; four siblings, Elsie (Bill) Wells of Norwalk, Calif., Donald (Sandra) Carlson of South Beloit, Ill., Dorothy Walker of Tomah, Wis., and John (Patricia) Carlson of Justin, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Harold Carlson.
The memorial gathering will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 E. Diggins St., Harvard. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the church. The Rev. Herb Priester will officiate. The inurnment will be private.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at saundersmcfarlin.net.
Call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home for more information at 815-943-5400.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 13, 2013