John Lee

John S. Lee, 92, of Pillager passed away July 22, 2019 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A memorial service was held Thurs., July 25 at the Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home in Brainerd.

Burial was at Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager.

John was born April 23, 1927 in Pillager to Mabel and John Lee. He attended Pillager High School and at the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Navy. He was united in marriage to Avis Gudim on October 15, 1949 in Brainerd. John spent his time farming, pumping and installing sewers and working for 32 years at Burlington Northern Railroad. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.  John was a member of the American Legion Post #100.

John is survived by his wife of 69 years; three sons, John (Charlene) Lee, Randy (Kathy) Lee and David (Sheila) Lee; one daughter, Lori (Paul) Dauphinais; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Ruth, Doris, Evelyn, Lila, Jean and one brother, George.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the American Legion Post #100- Flag Fund.

Arrangements are with the Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home, Brainerd.

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