Leighton H. Hugoson

Leighton H. Hugoson

FAIRMONT — A funeral service for Leighton H. Hugoson, age 97, of East Chain, Minn., will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.

The funeral will be live-streamed at the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/56367927

A private family burial will be at East Chain Evangeli-cal Free Church Cemetery.

Public visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, social distancing guidelines will be observed, masks are encouraged, and the number of guests allowed at the visitation will be monitored.

Leighton passed away Sunday evening, June 28, 2020, at Goldfinch Estates in Fairmont.

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

Leighton Henry Hugoson was born May 7, 1923, in East Chain Township, Minn., to Henry and Mabel (Engstrom) Hugoson. Growing up, he attended East Chain School and began working on the family farm.

On Nov. 25, 1944, Leighton was united in marriage to Ardis Smith at the East Chain Evangelical Free Church. They were blessed with three children: Gene, Sheri and Kevin.

Leighton was a lifelong farmer and loved life on the farm, especially running the combine.

He was active on the Guckeen Farmers Elevator Board, the East Chain School Board, Martin County Fair Board, was a Martin County Commissioner, and a Region 9 Board Member.

He was also a member of the East Chain Evangelical Free Church, where he served on the church board.

Leighton liked to travel and enjoyed spending his free time with family, especially goofing around with his grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Gene (Pat) Hugoson, Sheri Stromberg, Kevin (Mary) Hugoson; grandchildren, Jon (Jamie) Hugoson, Peter Stromberg, Sarah (Mark) Halbert, James (Heather) Stromberg, Angie (Cody) Toothaker, Eric (Sara) Hugoson; 13 great-grandchildren; and other extended family.

In addition to his parents, Henry and Mabel Hugoson, Leighton was preceded in death by his wife, Ardis Hugoson; infant grandson, Timothy Stromberg; and sisters, Margaret Jensen, Eileen Larson and Doris Brockman.

The family would like to thank the staff at Goldfinch Estates for their loving care of Leighton over the past five years.