Vernon Lee

Sept. 10, 1931-Sept. 17, 2019

Vernon Lee, 88, Minot,

ND, formerly of Plaza,

ND, passed away Tues-

day, September 17, 2019,

in his home in Minot.

Vernon Paul Lee was

born September 10, 1931,

the son of Albert and

Beatrice (Spalla) Lee, on

the family farm near Pla-

za, ND. He attended Plaza

School and was con-

firmed in the First Luth-

eran Church, Plaza.

On July 30, 1952, he

was united in marriage to

Irene Edwards in Stanley,

ND. They made their

home on a farm located in

Spring Coulee Township,

Mountrail County, rural

Plaza, ND, where they

farmed and ranched for

35 years. Ill health forced

him to retire and in 1989,

they moved to Minot,

where they had resided


His loving family in-

cludes: wife of 67 years,

Irene, Minot; son, Rick

(Janet) Lee, Plaza, ND;

daughter, Vickie (Duane)

Miller, Glen Ullin, ND,

and Charlene (Delvin)

Walter, Minot; grandchil-

dren, Chris Skogstad,

Denver, CO, Amber (Jeff)

White Owl, Suffolk, VA,

Travis (Lesley) Degele,

Minot, Lacy Degele (Casey

Kvamme), Voltaire, ND,

Jesse Lee, Minot, Alec

Lee, Williston, ND; ten

great-grandchildren; sis-

ter, Shirley Wold, Plaza,

ND, Diane (Al) Christian-

son, Parshall, ND, Donna

Clemenson, Parshall, ND,

Holly Odegard, Minot,

ND; brother, Merle (Don-

na) Lee, Minot, ND;

sister-in-law, Jordis Lee,

Plaza, ND; and numerous

nieces, nephews and


Vernon was preceded

in death by: his parents;

brother, Albert Jr., and

brothers-in-law, Myron

Wold and Curt Clemen-


Funeral: Monday, Sep-

tember 23, 2019, at 11:00

a.m. at First Lutheran

Church, Plaza.

Interment: East Plaza

Cemetery, Plaza, ND.

Visitation: Sunday from

1 to 3 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Prayer Service: Sunday

at 3 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at www.thompson