Hans N. Lee, 1879-1957
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/14/2009 at 18:17:14
Hans N. Lee Dies: Rites are Friday
Hans Nathan Lee, 78, retired railroad engineer, died at 5:30 p.m. yesterday [September 3, 1957] at Holy Family Hospital following a prolonged illness. Mr. Lee had been hospitalized a number of times in the past month.
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 have lived and which they had purchased just prior to their marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Lee had observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 1955 with an open house at the 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 couple's six children, Mrs. Orville (Dorothy) Knight of Chicago; Robert S. Lee, Elmhurst, Ill.; Richard N. Lee, Corpus Christi, Tex.; Theodore H. Lee, Estherville; David H. Lee, Mount Vernon; and John Lee, Hawthorne, Calif.
Also surviving are two brothers, Arnt and Carl, and two sisters, Anne and Louise Lee, all of rural Estherville; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday with a family service at the Sandin Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. and a church service at the Estherville Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery north of town.
Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, September 4, 1957.
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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