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Wilma M. Leland, 73

Aug 30, 2015

Bricelyn Wilma Mavis Leland, age 73, of Bricelyn, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea. A funeral service was held Aug. 29, at Bricelyn Lutheran Church, Pastor Nancy Dreier officiated. Burial was at Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery.

Wilma was born April 14, 1942 in Lake Mills, Iowa, the daughter of Cyril and Hester (Randall) Hockenson. She graduated as the Salutatorian of Lake Mills High School in 1960. After graduation she worked at the Lake Mills Graphic. On April 2, 1967 she married David Leland at Bethel Lutheran Church in Vinje, Iowa. Wilma was the secretary at Bricelyn Lutheran Church for over 25 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. Wilma was an avid sports fan, always cheering on her children and grandchildren as well as the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Wilma loved bowling, was a Den Mother, and was active in Al-Anon. She attended many antique tractor shows and tractor pulls with her husband. She enjoyed water aerobics and was a supporter of the Bricelyn Pool. Wilma was very proud of her home, which she designed.

Wilma is survived by her husband, David; children, Bradley (Beth) Leland, of Bricelyn, Douglas (Lisa) Leland, of Albert Lea, Kristine (Michael) Songstad, of Emmons; grandchildren, Seth (Jessica) Holland, Trevor (Emily) Leland, Lexi (Andrew) Scholten, Lizzy Leland, Liam Holland, John and Brandon Leland, Allison (special friend Jacob Sorensen) Songstad, and Jacob and Caleb Songstad; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Simon Holland, and baby Scholten on the way; sister, Nylene (Ken) Mannes, of Lake Mills, Iowa; mother-in-law, Erma Leland, of Bricelyn; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dale (Margaret) Leland, of Burnsville, and Barb Leland, of Bricelyn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Virgil (Faye) Hockenson, and father-in-law Edgar Leland.

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.