Paul Lee

June 13, 1952-Sept. 4, 2021

Paul Norman Lee, 69, of

Minneapolis passed away

on September 4, 2021 at

Hennepin County Medical

Center from complica-

tions related to diabetes.

A college professor of

journalism, Paul taught at

several colleges and

universities throughout

the United States, earning

his PhD in 1992 from the

University of Minnesota.

He was also a news junkie

and would have CNN on

all day while working on

various projects.

Paul was born on June

13, 1952, in Minot, North

Dakota, the fourth son of

Thomas and Viola Gliege

Lee, both of whom pre-

ceded him in death. Also

preceding him in death

were Carla Benson Lee,

sister-in-law, and Regan

Lee, a great-nephew. He is

survived by Jerald (Don

Ofstedal) Lee of Minneap-

olis, James (Janice Peter-

son) Lee of rural Max,

North Dakota, and Donald

Lee, Minot, North Dakota.

In addition, he is survived

by three nieces, two

nephews, and thirteen


Paul will be interred in

a private graveside service

at Rosehill Memorial Park

in Minot next to his

parents. Memorials are

suggested to the Mathew

Shepard Foundation at

800 18th Street, Suite 301,

Denver, CO 80202.

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