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Lee Everson, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at his home.  He was 77 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be 11:00 am., Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be from 3-6 pm on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 with a time of sharing at 6 pm  at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

INURNMENT  will be held at a later date.

Leland John Everson, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on his birthday, November 29, 2018 at his home in Mora. He was 77 years old. He had courageously fought pancreatic cancer for five years.

Leland was born in 1941 at the “Bell farm” near Devils Lake, ND to Ed and Emma (Koch) Everson. He grew up on the family farm, the third of five siblings. Though his elementary years were spent in one-room school houses, he attended and graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1959. It was at Minot State University where he studied to become a teacher and met the love of his life, Ann Mortvedt. They were married on August 23, 1963. After working for a short time as a teacher and principal in the Des Lacs area, Lee, Annie, and their baby daughter Mary, moved to Mora in 1968. Here they would add three children to their family, Stacy, Ryan, and David. In addition to teaching sixth grade, Lee served as a cross-country running and skiing coach in the Mora schools.

An active member of the community, Lee was involved with Mora Classic from its beginning, directing the Half Marathon for nearly twenty years. As a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church Lee served numerous roles: board-member, choir member, soloist, teacher, small-group leader and a member of numerous committees. After retiring in 1999, “the traveling man” and his wife enjoyed trekking around the United States, especially spending their winters in Arizona. Lee was a very active individual who enjoyed running, skiing, camping, reading novels (he owned every Louis L’Amour book), as well as watching westerns and sci-fi.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Emma, and his brother Joseph.

Leland is survived by his wife Ann; children, Mary (husband Rick), Stacy (husband Todd), Ryan (wife Rhonda), and David (wife Staci); six grandchildren, Kellin, Emma, Miles, Benjamin, Amelia, and Nicholas; brother Ed (wife Louise); sisters, Susan and Beckie (husband Gary); as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

13 thoughts on “LELAND “LEE” J. EVERSON”

  1. This is such sad news. We remember what a great teacher he was to all my kids. I followed him on Caringbridge but somehow did not get the last post about stopping treatment so this was a shock to me. He fought so hard and we were really pulling for him. So sorry to Mary and Ann and the rest of the family. Merlin and Mikie Smith. e

  2. Dear Annie and family, was so sorry to see that Lee passed away. We all know that he is now in a better place, but so hard to wrap your mind around that right now. Have been away so have not see the computer for a few days. God be with you Annie, and may he hold you tight to his heart.

  3. I knew Lee briefly; but really enjoyed interacting with him when we cast his face for the Vasaloppet. What a gentle loving soul.

  4. Through these last years of his illness he was an inspiration to me by how he lived his faith and put his total faith and trust in our Lord. He will be missed by those of us left behind on this earth.

  5. .
    Dear Ann and family,

    So sad to learn of Lee’s passing. I know he will be dearly missed. This will make the holidays very difficult for you all, but knowing of your faith we know he will rejoicing with our Lord.

  6. My husband Curt and I met Lee on the Gospel Music Night at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a wonderful gospel singer and such a gentle caring person. I know Pastor David Everson, Stacy, Benjamin, Amelia, Nicholas and have met Annie, Lee’s spouse. What a wonderful family and God will hold Lee in his loving arms, will comfort Lee’s family. God bless them all.

  7. Lee was such a great, loveable man. Ge not only loved the Lord, but was a great role model for so many. It is wonderful to know I will meet him again in heaven.

  8. How to be a valiant hero like Lee (from a next-door neighbor’s perspective):
    1. Dedicate your life to making the lives of others better.
    2. Face insurmountable odds with your chin up.
    3. Always praise those who are trying to help you, even if they are failing.
    4. No matter how desperate your situation becomes, always offer others a smile and a friendly greeting.
    5. Consider yourself fortunate, no matter what.

  9. I was so sorry to hear of Lee’s recent passing! Thoughts and prayers are sent your way that the Lord will keep you all tight in His arms during this sad time. May God bless you all!

  10. Mr. E was always so kind. He is missed and i know we will see him again. Gods peace to all of Lee’s family and friends. He was the best and did so much for tbe Mora community he loved. His legacy lives on in all of us.

  11. So sad to hear of Lee’s death. He was a wonderful teacher and a very caring man! Special thoughts for all of your family.

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