Callaway - Lee Gehrls, 50, Callaway, formerly of Thief River Falls, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at his residence.
A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 28 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls, with Father Rick Lambert presiding. Interment held at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Lee Mark Gehrls was born on Sept. 23, 1963 in Thief River Falls, the son of Alan and Joyce (Whalen) Gehrls. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls. Lee attended Knox Elementary, Franklin Middle School and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1982.
Lee worked at Big A Auto Parts and Firestone while living in Thief River Falls. He then moved to Warroad, where he worked at Marvin Windows. Lee then attended the AVTI in Alexandria, for Auto Mechanics and then went to work at Bill Schwartz Ford and Cheney’s Auto Repair Shop in Detroit Lakes.
While living in Detroit Lakes, Lee was united in marriage to Pat and they made their home in rural Callaway. He worked as a contract mechanic at Jeff’s Standard in Callaway until the time of his death.
Lee enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR races, hanging out with his friends, electronic BINGO, he was always good to everybody’s kids, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Pat, her children, Scott, Lee and Lisa, and Lisa’s daughter, Ariel; father, Alan (Joan) Gehrls of Karlstad; stepfather, Jerry Johnson; siblings, Joni (Terry) Brandon, Carol (Bill) Sanner, Paul (Barb) Gehrls all of Thief River Falls; and Dustin Gehrls of Stephen; several nieces and nephews, Troy, Jenny, Chris, Chassity (Danny), Kyle (Hannah), Alicia, Breanna (fiancé, Kolt), Brandon and Austin; several great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Johnson; grandparents, Hugo and Lorraine Gehrls and George and Esther Whalen; two aunts; one uncle; two cousins.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.