Gordon Lee

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gordon Alton Lee, 91, of Waterville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at his residence in Waterville.
Born in Minneapolis on Sept. 18, 1917, he was the son of Andrew and Nancy (Darby) Lee. He attended school in North Dakota and following his schooling, worked for farmers in North Dakota as well as the Waterville area. Gordon later worked at Backman’s Produce in Waterville grading poultry before entering the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, he returned to Waterville and worked at a service station and later operated a dragline digging ditches. He married Thelma Lee on July 31, 1938, in Faribault. Gordon also built bridges for M & St. L railroad before finally working for McQuay in Faribault building air conditioning units.
He is survived by four half-siblings; Esther Pagel of Albert Lea, Joyce Nelson of Carson, N.D., Donald Anderson of Salem, Ore., Vernon Anderson of Salem, Ore.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one brother and three sisters.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Sakatah Cemetery in Waterville. Prosch-Dennis Funeral Home in Waterville is assisting with arrangements.

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