August 04, 2017
- 2:00 PM
August 04, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Clarence LeRoy Carlson, of Fargo, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice, and his favorite nurse, his granddaughter, Stephanie. He was born on March 25, 1933 to Clarence and Myrtle (Anderson) Carlson in Fargo, ND. He spent his early childhood in Casselton before his family moved to Colfax where he graduated from high school in 1952.
On October 1, 1953, he was united in marriage to Oryce Burns in Fargo.
LeRoy was then drafted into the military and he served in the Army during the Korean War. In 1955, he was honorably discharged and returned to North Dakota.
LeRoy and Oryce made their home in Fargo where they raised their five children in the house LeRoy built himself. He lived in that house his entire life.
He worked for Foss Plumbing for over 40 years, but his true love was farming and he farmed near Colfax for 60 years. Even after retirement, LeRoy was still called upon many times to help out. As a fair and honest man, he never charged for his time, just enjoyed a cup of coffee and some good conversation.
He was a very social man who could always strike up a conversation with everyone. He was a very welcoming person who was always there to lend a hand.
LeRoy loved his family, friends and animals, even crows. He greatly enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s sporting events and all activities.
He was a loving husband, fabulous father, and a devoted grandfather. LeRoy will be remembered as being very young spirited and jovial. He was a great man.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Oryce; children, Sue Hilzendager; Linda Carlson; Sandy McGregor; and Nancy (Gregg) Johnson; grandchildren, Sara, Jasmine, Brooke, Samantha, Ashley, Stephanie, Adam, Justin, Luke, and Hanna; 13 great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Em.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David; siblings, Ronald and Patsy; and sons-in-law, Butch Hilzendager and Steve McGregor.
There will be a funeral service at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.