Leland Howard Mikkelsen

May 1, 1921 - November 6, 2017

Clear Lake – Leland Howard Mikkelsen, 96 of Clear Lake, died Monday, November 6, 2017, at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Oakwood Care Center, 400 US-18, Clear Lake, with Pastor Rhea Evanson officiating. Inurnment will be at Clear Lake Cemetery at a later date.

Leland was born May 1, 1921, the son of Lauritz and Annie E. (Jorgensen) Mikkelsen in Clear Lake. He married Corinne Brunner on July 18, 1970, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason City.

Leland grew up and attended school in Thornton. He was a United States Army veteran, serving three and a half years during World War II. Following school and the Army, he began farming and also worked in the Mason City area for many years prior to moving to California. After almost 20 years in California, he and Corinne returned to Thornton in April, 1994.

Leland was a member of the American Legion and Lions Club of Thornton. He enjoyed woodworking, stained glass projects, traveling in his RV, and was an avid golfer.

Leland is survived by his wife, Corinne of Clear Lake; two daughters, Judi A. Kennedy of Idaho and June Mikkelsen of California; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Kolb of Mason City and Gerda Hartwell of Charles City; a step-daughter, Renee Buenting of Germany; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Carrie Peters, Lillian Ell (twin), Elsie McMenimen, and Florence; and a brother, George.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St. Clear Lake. 641-357-2193. ColonialChapels.com.