John S. Lee


John S. Lee 92-year-old resident of Pillager, MN passed away Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 25 at 11 AM at Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home in Brainerd, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager.

John was born on April 23, 1927 in Pillager to Mabel and John Lee. He attended Pillager High School and at the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Navy. He was united in marriage to Avis Gudim on October 15, 1949 in Brainerd. John spent his time farming, pumping & installing sewers, and working for 32 years at Burlington Northern Railroad. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. John was a member of the American Legion Post #100.

John is survived by his wife of 69 years, Avis Lee; children, John (Charlene) Lee, Randy (Kathy) Lee, Lori (Paul) Dauphinais, David (Sheila) Lee; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth, Doris, Evelyn, Lila, Jean; and brother, George.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the American Legion Post #100- Flag Fund.

Arrangements are with the Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home in Brainerd, MN