Memorial services for Lester J. Gleason, age 69, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Eileen Woyen will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by local servicemen’s organizations. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Les died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.
Lester John Gleason was born November 11, 1947 in Queens, New York, the son of John and Marie (Casey) Gleason. He grew up in New York and New Jersey and graduated from Fairfield Alternative High School. He served in the Air Force during Vietnam. On May 21, 1983, Les married Kelly Jo Worrell. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Les enjoyed driving his car, listening to music (50s, 60s, and 70s rock), watching crime dramas and sci-fi, and visiting with anyone he came into contact with. Les was a lover of people and lived his life to the fullest at full throttle all the time.
Les is survived by his wife, Kelly Gleason; children, John Gleason, Ciji Gleason, and Sean Gleason; sister, Lori Grossman; nephews, Joe Rogalski, Sam Wangen, Harlan Collins, James Worrell, Brody Louallen; niece, Sophia Wangen; mother-in-law, Eleanor Wangen; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many friends.
Les was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marie Gleason; father-in-law, Ralph Wangen; and sister-in-law, Kim Beuerlein.