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Leila “Lee” Mae Handeland Tuckson, age 75, of Holly Hills, FL formerly of Boyceville, WI, died unexpectedly on Sunday September 27, 2015 at her home with her daughter and Hospice at her side.

She was born January 22, 1940 in Minot, ND to Glenn and Anna (Wickstrom) Taylor.

Leila worked at the Dunn County Office on Aging when she lived in Boyceville she helped several of the elderly in the community. From 1990 to her retirement in 2005 she worked for ACT a mental health facility as an adult mental health case manager. She was loved and respected by everyone she worked with.

She was an intelligent, strong, outgoing and caring women which was evident by the career path she choose, her compassion shown to others was amazing.

When not caring for others she enjoyed cooking and baking-she always had “goody baskets” with homemade treats to share on holidays. She enjoyed driving, taking her “road trips” in her car, especially to her favorite casinos.

Leila is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Terry) Heckman of Boyceville; grandsons, BoDean (Magdalene Cree) Drury of Madison WI, Chad McIntyre of Wheeler WI, Jacob (Abby Lorenz) McIntyre of Wheeler WI, Craig (Stephanie) Ziehme of Menomonie WI; granddaughter, Melissa Crabtree of Rushville IL; and great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Stella Ziehme of Menomonie WI, Zayde Fretueg of Rushville IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Anna; a son Mark Handeland; a sister Nancy and a brother Robert.

In keeping with the wishes of Leila there will be no funeral services. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Fatboys Eating & Drinking Emporium, 805 Main St., Boyceville, WI. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family.

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