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Robert E. Lee

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Services for Robert E. Lee, 58, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven.

Bob passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in DeSmit, S.D.

Robert Eugene Lee, son of Eldon "Curly" and Shirley (Schnell) Lee, was born Oct. 3, 1949, in Spencer. He attended school in Ruthven graduating from Ruthven Community School in 1967. He then attended computer school in Fort Dodge and later attended Iowa Lakes Community College, farm program. Bob served in the United States Army from Aug. 26, 1968, until May 27, 1971, when he was honorably discharged.

On Feb. 21, 1987, Bob was united in marriage to Rose Mary Mino at Lost Island Lutheran Church near Ruthven.

Bob began working for Pioneer Seed Company in 1980 and was still employed with them. He also had Lee Harvesting with his father, Curly, from 1980 until 2006, traveling around the United States and Canada during wheat harvesting season. Bob had worked at Eaton's as well as farming with his father and working at the filling station. He also did carpentry work with his uncle Leonard in Dallas.

Bob was a member of the Ruthven Fire Department where he had served as Fire Chief. He was also a member of the Ruthven Fire Agency and the United States Custom Harvesters Organization. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 270 in Venango, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eldon "Curly" Lee; and his grandparents, Asa and Iona (Thau) Schnell, and Oliver and Edna (Meyer) Lee.

Bob is survived by his wife, Rose Mary of Ruthven; his children, Michael Lee and his fiancée, Amanda of Rapid City, S.D., Jonathon Lee of Rapid City, S.D., Adam Haar and his fiancée, Kristen of Grimes, and Erin Reinders and her husband, Todd of Granger; three grandchildren; his mother, Shirley Lee of Ruthven; and a sister, Karen Fread and her husband, Roger of New Sharon.

Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home