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Ronald Allen Lee

Ronald Allen Lee

Born: June 16, 1939

Died: May 21, 2015

Ronald Allen Lee, 75 of Cass Lake, MN died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Cass Lake IHS Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the American Legion in Cass Lake, Minnesota with Pastor David Yates officiating. Visitation will be 5 – 7 pm Tuesday May 26th at Cease Family Funeral Home in Cass Lake and one hour prior to the service at the Legion. Interment will be at the Lakeview Cemetery in Bena. Military honors will be provided by the Leech Lake DAV.

Ronald was born June 16, 1939 in Bemidji, MN, the son of Hattie Zyllo and Jerry Rawley, Sr. At the age of 5, he was adopted by Hurley and Eva (LeFebre) Lee. He was raised in Crosby-Ironton and graduated from Pine River High School in 1957. He joined the U. S. Navy for 4 years. Following his discharge, he moved to Kitchi Lake near Pennington, where his family owned a small resort. He was a very skilled carpenter who worked with Lee and Al's Construction and later he was self-employed until he retired. He married Beverly Jean Clark on July 9, 1994 in Pennington, MN. They moved to Bena in 1995, together they raised 3 children. They moved to Cass Lake in 2012. The Highway Patrol awarded the Meritorious Citizenship award to Ron on August 2, 2002. He adopted his very special daughter, Lauren and she was his everything. He enjoyed camping, cooking, fishing, hunting and doing leather and woodworking. Family, friends and relatives were always very important to him.

He is survived by his Wife- Beverly Lee of Cass Lake,

Daughters- Lauren Lee of Cass Lake, Shayna Lee of Cass Lake,

Sons- Greg (Alicia) Seelye of Moundsview, MN, Ricky (Arlene) Haaland of Cass Lake,

Guy (Sue) Haaland of Albert Lea, MN, Donovan (Carrie) Haaland of Crookston, MN

Rory (Melissa) Haaland of Bena, MN,

9 Grandchildren - Gabe (Jess) Haaland of Cass Lake, Tyler Haaland of Albert Lea, MN,

Cody Haaland of Albert Lea, MN, Katie Haaland of Bemidji, Benjamin Haaland of Bemidji,

Jackson Haaland of Crookston, Isaiah Seelye of Moundsview, MN, Chandler Staples of Cass Lake,

Paisley Staples of Cass Lake,

And 1 great grandchild coming in Sept. 2015,

Special family – Antonio Brown, Renee Rodriguez, and Tammy Bailey,

Brother- Jerry (Judy) Rawley of Naytahwaush, MN

2 sisters- Geraldine Strom Rawley of Ada, MN, Rose (Duncan) Smith of Tennessee,

And a special ex-daughter-in-law- Rhonda Reimer of Bemidji,

And special pets- Duke and Ace.

He was preceded in death by his Adopted parents Hurley aand Eva Lee, his biological parents – Jerry Rawley and Hattie Zyllo, 2 sister-Sharon Davenport and Thelma Wang and his grandparents, uncles and aunts.

Active Casketbearers will be Gabe Haaland, Tyler and Cody Haaland, Benjamin Haaland, Katie Haaland and Greg Seelye.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Jackson Haaland, Isaiah Seelye, Joel Swedberg, Dean Chrisianson, Ernie and Bernice Diver, Wallace Humphrey, Kenn Mitchell, Stuart Gale, Gary Sargent, Russell (EC) Porter, Kevin Clark, Joshua LaFriniere, Steve White, Steve "Punky" Clark and Josh Whitebird.


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