In Memory of

Leland "Lee" Darwin Sellers

May 25, 1935 - October 6, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

Leland Darwin Sellers, the son of Carl and Lola (Boggs) Sellers, was born May 25, 1935, in Boone, IA. He attended school in Marshalltown, IA where he graduated in 1953. Following graduation, he served in the National Guard and later enlisted in the military. While in the military, Lee was stationed in Germany, and served with the military police until his honorable discharge in December of 1958. In 1959, Lee joined the Iowa State Patrol and worked with them until his retirement on May 24, 2001.

 Lee enjoyed woodworking, target practice, working with the Iowa State Patrol and spending time with his wife, Janet.

 On October 6, 2020, Lee passed away unexpectedly at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lola Sellers; and one brother, Russell Sellers.

 He will be remembered by his wife, Janet Sellers of Cherokee, IA; children, Dale Sellers of Bullhead City, AZ, and his children, Dusty and Brooke, Deb (Dave) Beaver of Charles City, IA and her children, Shannon and Jennifer, Mike (MaryJun) Sellers of Charles City, IA, and their children, Devin and Mikyla, Kim (Tim) Johnson, of Fort Dodge, IA, and their children, Hunter, Titan, Major, Zach, and Trinity, Cindy Stephenson of Shreveport, LA and her son, Brendon, and granddaughter, Alyssa Leigh, Julie (Steve) Dietz of Shell Rock, IA and their children, Ben Kleckner and Bambi Kleckner, and Jeff Sellers of Broken Arrow, OK; two great-grandchildren, Devin and Ella; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A graveside memorial serivce will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee.
Father Mark Stoll
No visitation is planned.
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa

Military rites will be conducted by the Cherokee V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253 and the Cherokee American Legion.


Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:23 AM
“Though we were assigned to opposite sides of the state, our paths crossed during the times I was doing in-service instructor duty at the Academy and I knew him to be a respected veteran Trooper. My condolences. Well done Sergeant Sellers...!!

J.D. Peppmeier
Trooper x296”
- J.D. Peppmeier
Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:23 AM
“The family would like to thank everyone for their condolences and would truly love to hear any stories you might want to share about Lee. He loved to tell stories about his highway patrol and military days!! Jan, thank you for standing by our dad over the years with patience, love, kindness, and grace. You are truly one of a kind! We love you and will keep you in our prayers. ”
- Tim and Kim (Sellers) Johnson
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:27 PM
“Iam so sorry to hear about Lee he will be missed by so many. Lee was a great guy always had a smile on his face every time i saw him and he would always say helllo. They use to be my neighbor's long time ago. Sure will miss him. R.I.P.LEE πŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•Š”
- Amy Strahmann Booher
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:27 PM
“Sad to hear of his passing. I enjoyed working with "Duece" in District 8.”
- Mark Schumacher, X226
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:27 PM
“Please accept my prayers and best wishes in Lee’s passing. He was one of my first Sergeants when I came to the State Patrol in 1988. He was also a very kind and fair man. May your grief be quickly replaced with many happy memories.”
- Kelly Hindman
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