Robert Charles Lee


Robert Charles Lee, Born July 26, 1927, to Rudolph and Mary (Erickson) Lee in Grand Forks, ND.

Bob spends his boyhood years between Brainerd, MN and East Grand Forks, MN. He entered into Military Service in 1944, following his Jr. year of High School. Robert served in World War II in the Navy in the Pacific Theater. He returned from his Military Service in 1946 and completed his High School Education and graduated in 1947.

On Dec 20, 1959, he married his wife of 62 years, Betty Moen, in Fertile, MN. To this, 4 children were born. Bob and Betty lived most of their married life in Staples, MN.

Bob worked for 20 years as a Conductor on the Northern Pacific Rail Line. He was a State farm Insurance agent and owned and operated several Real Estate Companies in Staples and several other locations.

He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and member of the American Legion. He was active in several other organizations (President of the Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club)

Survivors include his three daughters Lori Lee, Kathryn (Bill) Mitchell, Barbara (John) Lee-Budin and one Son James (Nyoka) Lee; 9 Grandchildren - Addison Brown, Joshua Doud, William Olivia & Noell Mitchell, Noah, Joseph, Isaac & Nyla Lee; 3 Great Grandchildren- Cooper Brown, Sealy Doud & Rocco Cascio.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents and his brother and sister.

Bob was happiest when he could help those in need. He actively supported charitable groups, especially the Staples Food Shelf. He favored his contributions be anonymous, but he could always seem to find many in need.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family would suggest Contributions to the Stapes Food Shelf or Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, MN.

Funeral Service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, MN on Saturday Oct 8th at 1 pm.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples. 

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