Lee Kalisch, 82, of Staples passed away February 24, 2017, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Father Joe Korf and Deacon Jim Trout officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Arrangements are with the Brenny Funeral Home, Staples.
Lee Wesley Kalisch was born March 17, 1934 in Staples, to Adolph and LaRoe (Alden) Kalisch. He married RoseMarie Trout in Philbrook, in 1954. Lee worked as a chef on the railroad for 42 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, harvesting wild rice, going to auctions, selling pumpkins and especially spending time with his family.
Lee is survived by his wife; five daughters, Marie (Rick) Busch, Clarissa, Sharon (Dan) Hagenson, Staples, Shirley (Craig) Norwood, Riverside, CA, Darlene Weibye, Clarissa and Judy (Mike) Tichy, Henning; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Grace Altringer, Lois Trick, Maryann VanHoever and Karen Nurnberger and two brothers, Charles and Raye.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard and one sister, Eleanor Steinmetz. w9c A00006B2017MA02