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Nels O. Lee (1883-1952)

LEE, WIERSON, FREEL, RITLAND, AUESTAD

Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 1/23/2021 at 21:15:18

From Nevada Evening Journal February 21, 1952 (page 4)

Obituary Of Nels O. Lee

McCALLSBURG -- Nels O Lee, son of Ole J. and Helena Lee, passed away Sunday, February 10, 1952, at Iowa University hospital, Iowa City, Iowa at the age of 69 years, one month and five days.

He was born January 5, 1883 on the farm six miles south of Radcliffe where he resided until the time of his death. He was baptized by Rev. C. C. Holter and confirmed by Rev. J. N. Sandven in the Zion Lutheran church.

December 25, 1912, he was unite in marriage to Olava T. Wierson. To this union was born a daughter, Helen (Mrs. Charles Freel) of Erie, Pennsylvania, who with her mother and relatives survive to mourn his sudden departure.

He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Osa Ritland, Story City; Mrs. Bertha Lee, Story City; Mrs. Sanna Auestad, Hubbard; John Lee and Martin Lee of Fulton, South Dakota.

Mr. Lee was a lifelong resident of this community and a member of the Zion Lutheran church.

He was a loving and devoted husband and father and is sadly missed by his widow, daughter and son-in-law.

The funeral took place Thursday, February 14. There was a brief prayer service at the home, the main service being in Zion church with pastor H. N. Bakke in charge assisted by Rev. O. Holen of Roland.

Mrs. O. M. Jacobson was at the piano, Dick Gatrelle of Radcliffe sang two songs, "Beyond the Sunset" and "Evening Prayer." There were many beautiful floral gifts as well as gifts of money to charities and missions.

In charge of flowers were Mrs. Eli Espe and Mrs. Sadie Pickett. The casket bearers were Norris Wierson, Alfred Wierson, Robert Lee, Oscar Ritland, Howard Ritland and Thomas Barka.

The remains were laid to rest in the Roland cemetery. The ladies of Zion church served refreshments after the funeral in the church parlors.


 

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