Leo Carey, 85
Visitation for Leo William Carey, 85, of Albert Lea will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Private graveside services and interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by Freeborn County area veterans organizations.
Leo died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Albert Lea Medical Center.
Leo William Carey was born on June 29, 1924, to James and Margaret (Doyle) Carey in Albert Lea. He grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1942. He served in the United States Army during World War II on the European front. On Jan. 13, 1948, Leo was united in marriage to Elenora DeRaad in Albert Lea. The couple moved to West St. Paul where Leo worked for the United States Postal Service as a clerk. He returned to Albert Lea and retired from the postal service in 1980. Leo was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Leo Carey Post 56 and the VFW. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and gardening. After retirement Leo and Elenora enjoyed being snowbirds and spending winters in warmer climates.
Survivors include his wife, Elenora; daughters: Judy Carey of Washington and Ellen (Larry) Niebur of Clear Lake, Iowa; granddaughter, Carrie Jo (Eric) Eisnaugle, of Orlando, Fla.; grandson, Keith (Sara) Niebur, of Bettendorf, Iowa; sister, Mary Ellen Larson of Illinois.
Leo was preceded in death by his father, James Carey; mother, Margaret Carey; and brother, Richard Carey.