Leon "Lee" Milan, 78 of Milaca, MN, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Saint Cloud Hospital, Saint Cloud, MN. Lee had his children, grand daughters, and other loved ones around him while listening to his favorite music. He was at peace. He was blessed to have the best doctors and nursing staff helping him, and they treated him with the utmost compassion.
Lee was born July 14, 1941, in Saint Paul, MN to Bert and Alta (Holland) Milan. He graduated from Wanamingo High School in 1959. He proudly served in the US Navy and was honorably discharged. He was formerly employed by CHS for 35 years. He enjoyed working with fantastic co-workers and customers, whom many remained dear friends after retirement.
After retiring, Lee moved close to his grand daughters in order to enjoy time with them. He loved watching them grow up, and talking to them about their day. He especially enjoyed cheering them on at their volleyball games. He inspired them to work hard, to never give up, to be kind, and to love.
Lee enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He had a special bond with his foreign exchange granddaughter, Alies Gerrits from the Netherlands. He loved his Great Dane granddog Tillman, and enjoyed bringing him treats. His hobbies were traveling, golfing, watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers football games, going to the horse races, and forwarding emails containing content that he thought could make a friend laugh. He loved laughing and telling jokes. He also enjoyed grilling and relaxing with a cold beer.
Lee is survived by two children: Melinda Milan and Brian (Sue "Susie") Milan; two granddaughters: Carly Milan and Claire Milan; a brother Alan Miland; two sisters: MaryAnn Ohta and Jane Howard; and other relatives.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Bonnie Biery.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Abbott Funeral Home, Wabasha. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery, Wabasha. Military rites will be provided by the Wabasha American Legion Post #50, the Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post #4086 and the MNARNG Honor Guard.
Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.abbottfh.com