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Walter Marion Lee (Dr.) (1945)

LEE, ROWE, SANDFORD, JOHNSON, RUGG

Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 4/1/2007 at 14:25:48

Winterset Madisonian - August 29, 1945
Winterset, Iowa

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN CALIFORNIA

Dr. Walter Marion Lee Was Native of Macksburg Community

Dr. Walker (Walter) Marion Lee, former Madison county resident, who for many years has been a Sioux county, Nebraska veterinarian and stockman, died Thursday, Aug. 16 at his ranch home near Mitchell, Neb. Dr. Lee, a brother of Mrs. Charles Rowe of Winterset, was 65 years of age. A communion service was held Saturday morning, Aug. 18th, and at 3 p.m. funeral services were held in the Fisher mortuary chapel, which were conducted by Dean William F. Staten of the Episcopal church, assisted by the Rev. T. Elmer Smith of the Methodist church of which Dr. Lee was a member.

Dr. Lee was a son of the late J. M. and Eunice Lee, and was born near Macksburg. He graduated from the Kansas City Veterinary college in 1903, and was employed for several years by Swift and Co. Thirty-three years ago, he moved to Sioux county, Neb., where he continued his veterinary practice, and also built up a sizeable herd of high quality Hereford cattle.

Doc Lee, as he was familiarly known, had always been active in community and civic affairs.

In 1911, he was married to Bessie Sandford of Sioux City. He is survived by his wife and their two children, Joseph M. Lee and Mrs. Margaret Lee Johnson. He also leaves two brothers, Bert and Ned Lee of Los Angeles, Calif., three sisters, Mrs. Rowe of Winterset, Mrs. Mina Rugg and Miss Grace Lee of Pueblo, Colo., and three grandchildren.


 

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