Leland A. “Lee” Monson
July 23, 1930 – July 28, 2018
Leland A. “Lee” Monson, 88, of Omaha, Nebraska, born on July 23, 1930 in Council Bluffs, IA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 28, 2018, surrounded by his children. His health had been in decline over the past year with periods of improvement, hopefulness and laughter.
Lee grew up in Council Bluffs, IA and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He attended Parks College and the University of Iowa and spent some time in the U.S. Navy. In 1953, he married Sally Lemmers and the two started their family while Lee built his lifelong career in electrical sales. He retired at the age of 82. Lee was a proud father of five, a doting grandfather of seventeen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Lee did not know a stranger. He was active in his Catholic faith, had a special love of animals and sports and a significant interest in helping those in need. Nothing made him prouder than watching his grandchildren succeed. He held memberships in several civic organizations and most recently had served as Commander at the Ralston American Legion.
The Monson family expresses gratitude to the caring staff at Brookestone Meadows.
Lee was preceded in death by wife, Sally L. Monson and wife, Diane K. Monson; daughter, Julie Ann Wallace; brother, Rev. Charles Davis. He is survived by children: Stephen Monson (Colleen), Karen Monson, Melinda Quinn (Kevin), and Jerry Monson; stepson, Mike Brottem (Mary); seventeen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 3rd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, August 4th at 10am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave. Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Ralston American Legion Post 373.
Memorials are suggested to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Tangier Shrine Transportation Fund, or the Nebraska Humane Society.