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Leland Brause5/3/2004
Funeral services for Leland Francis Brause, 92, of Prior Lake, Minn., who died Monday,
May 3, 2004 at the St. Francis Regional Hospital in Shakopee, Minn., were held Friday,
May 7, at the Tracy United Methodist Church. Rev. Forrest Durham officiated at the
services. Jim Kidder was vocalist accompanied by Mary Sneller, organist. Interment
was at the Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. Casketbearers were Bruce Anderson, Jeff
Anderson, Bill Bacus, Howard Brause, Paul Brause, and Gordon Snow.

Leland was born
on Oct. 24, 1911, in Marion County, the son of Frank Thomas and Ada (Houser) Brause.
He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1930.

On May 21, 1941 he married Wilma
Wilkes in Knoxville. To this union two daughters were born. Leland and Wilma farmed
in the Knoxville area until 1947. They then purchased a farm west of Tracy and Leland
remained fanning there until 2003. He then moved to Prior Lake, Minn. where he remained
until his death.

Leland enjoyed lapidary where he spent many hours cutting and polishing
rocks and semi-precious stones. In his spare time, Leland could be found arrowhead
hunting or attending craft shows.

Known as a sweet gentleman and a good neighbor
to all, Leland never met a stranger. He was a regular visitor to the Tracy General
Store and Anderson Service Station and was known to have a very sharp eye with a pool cue. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wilma, in 1997; and a brother,
Ralph.

He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Anderson of Des Moines and Fran
and her husband, Larry Page, of Prior Lake, Minn.; three grandchildren and three
great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Tracy Methodist Church or Tracy
Fire and Rescue Unit Arrangements were made by Williams Funeral Home.