Johnson Leland Irel, 83, of Merritt Island, FL, formerly of Minnetonka, died April 19, 2003. Preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Will. Survived by daughter, Darlene Berndt, Asheville, NC; son, Stephen (Cyndi), Merritt Island, FL; grandchildren, Stacey (Craig) Williams, Phillip Berndt, Matthew Johnson; sisters, Florence Olesen and Ellen (Glenn) Boyum; brother, Richard (Janet); sister-in-law, Phyllis Johnson. He began his career in education in Winona and became an administrator in the Osseo area schools, first as a principal, then as Assistant Superintendent until retiring in 1982. Health advocate and sports enthusiast, Lee always looked forward to a good game of golf. A family celebration of life will be held in Minnesota July 20.

Published on April 23, 2003

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