Leon C. Carlson
August 15, 1920 ~ May 11, 2010
Leon C. Carlson, age 89 of Cedar Rapids, IA formerly of New Hampton died on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Higley Mansion Care Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. Leon Charles Carlson was born on August 15, 1920 near Fredericksburg, IA to Albert and Martha (Meier) Carlson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Johns Lutheran Church at Boyd, IA. He attended a one room country school then graduated from New Hampton High School in 1939. Leon served in the Army 3079 Ordinance Company in Europe during World War II. On February 23, 1947 he was united in marriage to Florence Schroeder. Florence died on July 3, 2004. Together they had one daughter Mary Ellen. Leon was a dairy and crop farmer for many years. He raised registered Ayrshire cattle. Leon and Florence retired and moved to New Hampton in 1989. In 2005 Leon moved to Cedar Rapids. Leon was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Farm Bureau and the National Ayrshire Association. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Leon loved to play the organ and dance to big band music with Florence. Leon is survived by his daughter Mary Ellen (Jesse) Wright of Cedar Rapids, IA; three grandchildren David (Jeanette) Wright of Seattle, WA, Adam Wright, and Jessica (Derek) McDonough both of Cedar Rapids; two sisters-in-law Irene (Wilbert) Huebner of Readlyn, IA, and Marcille Kent of Hawkeye, IA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Florence; his parents and one brother-in-law Kenneth Kent. Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Chickasaw Senior Center or Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund. Cemetery: Burial will take place at New Hampton Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday. Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home Chapel, in New Hampton, IA with Reverend Kevin Frey officiating.