Arlene Lee

Arlene Anna Lee, 81, of Staples, passed away May 4, 2020, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 17 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at the Philbrook Cemetery.

Arlene was born April 21, 1939, in Dickinson, North Dakota to Charles and Anna (Kostelecky) Kovash. She married Russell Lee on December 18, 1965. They lived in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Russell; two sons, Sean (Jamie) of New Orleans, LA and Joshua (Jennifer) of Portland, OR; three siblings, Laudie Kovash, Lillian Sadowsky and Marietta Davis; one granddaughter, Alice; three step-grandchildren, Jordan, Joshua and Alexa; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arlene is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and one sister.

Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Care,

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