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Earl R. Lee age 82

Earl R. Lee age 82 of Grand Forks, ND, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016 at his home.

Earl Richard Lee was born on December 20, 1933 the son of Raymond and Alice Jane (Patterson) Lee.  Earl grew up in the East Grand Forks, MN area and attended High School in Goodridge, MN.  He worked for area farmers in the Crookston, MN area.  In September of 1951 he joined the United States Navy and served his country until September of 1954.  On April 28, 1956 he was united in marriage to Irene Braaten in Crookston, MN.  Irene passed away on October 15, 1957.  He worked for Nash Finch.  On October 28, 1962 he was united in marriage to Ivonne Lindell in Hoople, ND.  Earl worked for Grand Forks Glass and Paint and the Grand Forks Air Force Base in Civil Service for 27 years before retiring in 1993.

Family members who survive Earl include his wife, Ivonne of 53 years; children, Vicky (Tim) Straub of Grand Forks, ND, Janet Martell of Grand Forks, ND, Rebecca Lee of Apple Valley, MN and Diane Lee of Apple Valley, MN; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; siblings, William Lee of Walker, MN, Allen Lee of Grand Forks, ND, Clifford (Joanne) Lee of Luray, VA, Terry (Nancy) Lee of West Fargo, ND, Margaret (Randy) Dozhier of Grand Forks, ND and Charles (Peggy) Lee of Birmingham, IA.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gerald, Donald and Lavern Lee; sister, Mary Jane Laughery

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Calvary Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Funeral Service:  10:30 AM on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 So. 9th St., Grand Forks, ND

Visitation:  5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Friday, February 19, 2016 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN and also one hour prior Funeral Service on Saturday in Calvary Lutheran Church.

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Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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