LeRoy F. Poulson

LeRoy F. Poulson

FAIRMONT — A Celebration of Life graveside service for LeRoy F. Poulson, 86, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Nashville Township Cemetery, Nashville Township, Minn., with full military honors by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and the Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1222.

There will be a time of fellowship and sharing of memories at Lakeview Funeral Home immediately following the graveside service.

It is with great sadness that the family of LeRoy Floyd Poulson announces his passing on Monday morning, Sept. 10, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

LeRoy F. Poulson was born Aug. 8, 1932, on the Poulson farm, to Sylvia and Floyd Poulson. He attended country school until 8th grade, after which he worked full time on the family farm.

While working on the family farm. he was drafted into the Korean War in 1952 and was deployed with the 630 Engineering Co. to build roads through the mountain passes of Korea. LeRoy had many lifelong friends from the 630 Engineering Co. and enjoyed seeing his friends at the many 630 reunions he attended.

After coming home from Korea, LeRoy ran the family farm until his retirement in 2000.

He served as the Nashville Township clerk for many years and enjoyed running the grader for the townships roads.

In 1957, LeRoy married his first wife Alice (Thompson/Schultz). Their union lasted until her death in 1986.

In 1992, LeRoy married second wife Judi (Pieser/Bernstein).

Following his retirement, LeRoy enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Europe with Judi. In his spare time, LeRoy enjoyed his time spent operating his ham radio and talking to relatives in Montana on Sunday afternoons.

Left to celebrate his life are his wife, Judi Poulson; daughter, Lori (Poulson) Haglund and husband Kevin; sons, Mark Poulson and wife Nadya, Mike Bernstein, Andy Bernstein and wife Kim, Ross Bernstein and wife Sara; grandchildren, Ethan Haglund, Emilia and Mark Poulson Jr., Jennifer (Schultz) Quinn, Eric Schultz, Kara, Jack, Anna, Alexandria and Campbell Bernstein; sister-in-law, Gail Pieser; as well as many other extended family and friends.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia; father, Floyd; wife, Alice; son, Bill Schultz; mother-in-law, Eleanor Pieser; brothers, Donald and sister-in-law Diane, Duane and George Poulson; and many aunts and uncles.

LeRoy was also preceded in death by Alice’s siblings and their spouses.

The family requests donations be made in LeRoy’s name to United Hero’s League, https://unitedheroesleague.org and Wounded Warriors Family Support at http://www.wwfs.org