AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
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.