Hans Nathan Lee 1879-1957
LEE, BERGESON, KNIGHT
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/2/2014 at 00:28:44
Hans N. Lee Dies; Rites Are Friday
Hans N. [Nathan] Lee, retired railroad engineer, died at 5:30 p.m. yesterday at Holy Family Hospital following a prolonged illness. Mr. Lee had been hospitalized a number of times in the past months.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Lee, Mr. Lee was born Feb. 20, 1879 on a farm three miles north of Estherville.
Hans Lee was united in marriage to the former Clara Bergeson, Nov. 30, 1905, in the same house where they now lived and which they had purchased just prior to their marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Lee had observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 1965 with an open house at Estherville Lutheran Church.
Mr. Lee had retired from the railroad 15 years ago after serving as an engineer for the Rock Island for 40 years. He was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church.
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Lee include the coupleís six children: Mrs. Orville (Dorothy) Knight of Chicago; Robert S. Lee, Estherville; Richard N. Lee, Corpus Christi, Tex.; Theodore H. Lee, Estherville; David H. Lee, Mount Vernon; and John J. Lee, Hawthorne, Calif.
Also surviving are two brothers, Arnt and Carl, and two sisters, Anne and Louise Lee, all of rural Estherville; 12 [?] grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday with a family service at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home at 1:30 pm. and a church service at Estherville Lutheran at 2 p.m. The Rev. Theodore Maakestad will officiate at the service.
Friend may call at Sandin-Fuhrmanís from Thursday evening until time of services. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery north of town. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 4, 1957)
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