Service of Remembrance for Emil Lee, age 83 of Hettinger, will be on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Hettinger Lutheran Church. Posted Jan. 14, 2014
Service of Remembrance for Emil Lee, age 83 of Hettinger, will be on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Hettinger Lutheran Church. Rev. Kathleen Dettmann will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors will be Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 1 p.m. Central Time at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan, N.D.
Visitations will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Centennial Chapel of Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes in Hettinger and one hour prior to the Funeral on Wednesday morning at Hettinger Lutheran Church.
Emil Agner Lee was born on April 12, 1930 in rural Haynes, N.D., the seventh child of Martin and Katie (Beck) Lee. He attended school at the Kansas City Township School and then farmed and ranched on the family farm.
Emil entered the US Army in October 1951 and served in Germany National Defense. Following his Honorable Discharge, he continued to farm until he moved to Hettinger, where he had a yard work and snow removal service. He also worked at Kennedy’s Fresh Foods. Upon his return from the Army, Emil became an active member in the American Legion, Forty et Eight and Veterans of Foreign Wars. During this time he held many offices and received many awards. He was still an active member at the time of his death.
Emil passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2014 at Western Horizons Care Center in Hettinger.
Emil is survived by his brother, Edwin (Jean) Lee, of Layton, Utah, three sisters, Alice Grimstad, of Bismarck, N.D., Arlys (Wes) Ketterling, of Des Moines, Iowa and Norma (Don) Sipma, Hettinger, N.D.; two sisters-in-law, Delores Lee, of Haynes, N.D. and Doris Lee, of Hettinger and numerous nieces and nephews. Emil was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Jake, Albert, Robert, John, Norman and Harold Lee, one sister, Anna Call, two sisters-in-law, Mildred Lee and Alice Lee and two brothers-in-law, James Grimstad and Lee Call.
Condolences to Emil’s family can be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com