Leland Karns

Oct. 11, 1940 - April 25, 2022


May 4, 2022

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Leland Karns

Leland Howard Karns, 81, of Albany, passed away April 25, 2022.

He was born Oct. 11, 1940 in Loveland, Colo., to Harold R. and Evea M. (Ferguson) Karns.

Leland served in the United States Army as a medical specialist from 1958 until 1961, when he was honorably discharged.

He grew up in Sweet Home and moved to Albany in 1973.

Leland retired from Harts Nursery as a delivery driver. He enjoyed gardening and scroll woodworking.

Leland is survived by his wife of 60 years, Daphine Karns of Albany; daughter Deanna Hart of Scio; son Michael Karns of Albany; sister Joyce Burnside of Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, James Karns, Steven Karns and Marilyn Troub.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 6, at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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