Lee O. Larson, 81, of Leeds, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake.
Lee Orlin Larson was born April 15, 1931, the son of Lars and Evelyn (Pierson) Larson at Leeds. He was raised on the family farm in Lake Ibsen Township, rural Leeds. Lee attended elementary school and graduated from the Leeds High School in 1950. He then attended NDAC in Fargo and enjoyed a lifetime of farming. Lee married Dorthea Jagd-Dunlap in 1973. They were happily married for 36 years until her death on Aug. 11, 2008.
Lee was active in the Leeds Lutheran Church, Welcome Masonic Lodge #54 and Wild Rose Chapter #58 Order of Eastern Star of Churchs Ferry, the Devils Lake Shrine Club and the Republican Party, serving several years as district chairman. He had served on the Lake Ibsen Township board and for several years on the State Health Council appointed by then Gov. John Hoeven.
Lee is survived by: three stepchildren, Robert (Maria) Dunlap and Jeff (Deborah) Dunlap, all of Leeds, and Laurie (Loren) Krueger of Grand Forks; eight grandchildren, Sean (Heather Nesemeier) Dunlap, Sarah (Joshua) Kemmet, Erin (Gary) Phelps, Kathryn Dunlap, Richard Dunlap, Patrick Dunlap, Jason (SkyLyn) Krueger and Peter Kreuger; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Long of New Rockford.
He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife, Dorthea.
Funeral services: Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. at Leeds Lutheran Church.
Burial: In the church cemetery.
Visitation: Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home in Leeds,
Prayer Service: Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home in Leeds.
Online condolences may be left at (www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com).