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Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee, 82 of Lily died on Thursday May 26, 2011 at his home near Lily. His funeral will be at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster, Fr. Les Campbell will officiate. Burial with military riteswill be at Highland Lutheran Cemetery near Lily. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday 4-7 P.M. with a 7 P.M. Prayer service. Alvin Richmond Lee was born on Monday, June 18, 1928 to John and Inga (Peterson) Lee on the family farm in Highland Township, Day County, South Dakota east of Lily. He was baptized at Highland Lutheran Church and confirmed at Lily Lutheran Church. He attended country school near his home and one year of high school at Webster and then graduated from Lily High School in 1946. He farmed with his father before entering the U.S. Army in February 1951, stationed in France during the Korean Conflict. After his honorable discharge in January 1953 he returned to the family farm and farmed with his father. On June 27, 1964 he was united in marriage to Angela Campbell at Wheaton, Minnesota. After their marriage the couple farmed the Lee family farm until 1986 when he semi-retired and spent the winter months in Waubay. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church at Enemy Swim and belonged to the Brotherhood of St. Andrews at St. James Episcopal Church. He also was a member of the Waubay and Lily Legions and the Buffalo Plains Historical Society at Lily. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, reading, gardening and having afternoon coffee with friends. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, telling stories and reminiscing. Alvin passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in the room he was born in at the Lee family farm in Highland Township at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 8 days. Survivors include his wife, Angela; two sons, Richard Lee and Donald Lee of Lily, SD; three daughters, Kathy (Doug) Cressy of Arizona, Joni (Bill) Peyton of Watertown, SD and Josette Lee of Waubay, SD; two step-sons, Ray and Vern Rouillard both of Waubay, SD; one step-daughter, Sonia Rouillard of Waubay, SD; twenty grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Alvira Barringer, two infant children, Jody and Janel and a grandchild, Shawn Rouillard.

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Grandpa Lee, Everyday in some small way Memories of you come my way. Though absent, you are always near Still missed, loved and always dear. ‎Grandpa your death left a heartache difficult to heal; however your love left sweet memories no one can steal. I will love you forever, you were and always will be my hero.

Erica Jo Lee Blauer May 21 2012 12:00 AM

Josette~ I just want you to know that I am thinking of you at the difficult time. May all of your memories carry you through the days ahead. Sincerely, Richelle Hyatt

Richelle Hyatt May 30 2011 12:00 AM

Grandpa, You were such an amazing man and I know that you will continue to watch over us and make sure that we follow that paths that we are suppose to take. You will be missed by so many. I thank you for the wonderful memories that you gave me to remember you by. Seeing your pictures makes me feel like it was just yesterday that we were all out at the farm listening to your stories and jokes. It is so hard to let you go but I know that we will meet again someday. I love you and thank you again for being such an amazing grandpa!

Adrianne Kelley May 30 2011 12:00 AM

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. love you and missing you something terrible!!

Josette May 29 2011 12:00 AM

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