Leland “Chic” Bellinger, Harris, MN, at the age of 80, passed away peacefully on Aug. 21, 2019. He was born Dec. 8, 1938, in Watertown, NY. Leland worked for P&C Foods Watertown, NY, before going into the Army 1961-1964. In Sept. 1964, Leland started working for the 3M Company of St. Paul, MN and retired in 1996 after 33 years. He was a Quality Assurance Inspector at the Tape Plant. He was involved in Industrial Recreation with the 3M Club which had over 7,000 members. He was a past President and a Board of Directors Member for five years. He was also involved in helping with many retiree reunions and special events, even after being retired. Leland drove school bus for North Branch, MN school district for six years. Leland enjoyed his daily gatherings with friends at County Market for coffee and world problem solving opinions… Survived by Nancy, loving wife of 20 years; daughters Cheryl Bellinger-Konze (Mark), Colleen Davis (Rob), Stepson Kadin Farah (Aleksandra); grandchildren Angela, Elijah (Sierra), Kyle (Morgan), Cassey and Tayler. Celebration of Life will be Sept. 8, 2019 at the North Branch American Legion from 1-4 p.m. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials can be sent to the American Legion Post 588, ATTENTION: Joe Marks, PO Box 15, Brownville, NY, 13615, Scholarship Fund.

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Phil (Storino) Bombard

So sad to learn of Leland's death. He and his wife were responsible for "setting up" my 1st and only "blind date" with his then brother-in-law, Roger Bombard . This resulted in our subsequent marriage lasting 54 years, until my husband's death in 2015. He was always very special to both of us and my sympathy is extended to his family.

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