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Dean Lee


Dean Elwood Lee of Owatonna died October 1, 2019 at his home.  Friends may greet the family for a celebration of life service at 1:00 PM November 9, 2019 at the Owatonna Senior Center.  

He was born May 28, 1946 in Owatonna to Lawrence and Sadie (Binstock) Lee.  In 1964 he graduated from OHS.  After high school he entered the National Guards and went to Ft. Leonard Wood for boot camp.

After returning home he worked at OMC, he also worked for Myron Wolters hauling milk.  Dean worked for many years at OTC, then went to work at Cabela’s, retiring after 20 years.  

On October 14, 1972 he married Patricia ‘Pat’ (Archer) Lee in Pine Island, MN.  They made their home in Owatonna.

Dean enjoyed, hunting, fishing, watching football, and the Minnesota Twins.  Most of all he loved working and meeting people.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; daughters, Holly Lee, Minneapolis, Wendy (Brian) Carpenter, Winchester, KY; sisters, Donna Ballstadt, Owatonna, Gennette Amick , Tucson, AZ, Gerry Townley, Wells, MN, Noreen (Sonny) Lau, Joplin, MO, Judy (Tom) Geifer, Austin, MN, Terry Lee (John Gonnme),Waseca, MN.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Caryl Lee, and grandson Kenzie Singletary.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dean Lee, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
November 9, 2019

1:00 PM
Owatonna Senior Center

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