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Leslie N. Hellickson

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Leslie N. Hellickson, 74, of Preston died February 26, 2012, at St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester.

Leslie was born on August 9, 1937, in Ostrander, Minn. the son of Arnold and Hulda (Kohn) Hellickson. He attended school in Preston. He worked hauling milk for the Preston Creamery. He married Elosie Patrick and the couple moved to Silver Bay, Minn. where he worked for the Silver Bay Mining Co. for a few years. The couple later divorced. He returned to the Preston area and worked for Anderson Lumber. On August 21, 1959, he married Betty Roos in Preston. From 1960-1962 he served in the United States Army stationed in Germany. After his military service he came back to Preston and hauled bulk milk for the Preston Creamery. In 1967, they moved to the farm east of Preston and lived there for 20 years. In 1988 he purchased Preston Oil Products and was there until his retirement. He loved fishing, playing cards, dancing and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by three daughters, Kimbra Hoiem (Barbara Miller) of Bruno, Minn.; Tisha (Scott) Bergner, Nicki (Matthew) Carothers, both of Nelson, Wis.; two grandchildren; three brothers, Donovan (Lorraine) of Sanborn, Minn.; Gerald (Elaine), Richard (Geri), one sister Marlene McKenzie, and one sister-in-law Lavonne Hellickson, all of Preston. Also survived by his former wife, Betty Hellickson of Preston. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, two brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Military rites were performed by the Preston American Legion and VFW Posts.

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