|Thorvold Lee, 78|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Thorvald Lee, 78, died on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2004 at Westaker Free Lutheran Church in Newfolden, with Rev. Philip Rokke and Rev. Raynard Huglen officiating. Casket bearers include Hilton Hjelle, Stuart Sethre, Clyde Swenson, Tim Nelson, David Bakke and Robert Broten. Honorary casket bearers include all of Thorvold’s family and friends. Interment will be held in Westaker Cemetery, Newfolden Township.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with a 7 p.m. service on Wednesday and at the church for one hour prior to services on Thursday.
Thorvald Kalmer Lee was born on June 12, 1926 in Marsh Grove Township, Marshall County, the son of George O. and Karen (Kolstad) Lee. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith and attended Sunnyside Country School and Newfolden High School, graduating in 1945. Following high school he attended Northstar Bible College in Warren.
Thorvald was united in marriage to Violet Luverne Holmaas on July 4, 1958 in Newfolden. The couple lived in Newfolden their entire married life. Thorvald worked road construction for various construction companies, including Chester Dyrud and Thygeson Construction, until he retired in 2003. He was a dozer, scraper and heavy equipment operator.
He enjoyed sports, hunting and was a faithful high school basketball fan. He had a terrific memory for people and loved to visit with his family and friends. Thorvald moved to Oakland Park Nursing Home in November of 2003.
Thorvald is survived by one daughter, Karen Lee of Newfolden; one son, Timothy (Charlene) Lee of Brooks; one sister, Katherine Knutson of Newfolden; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet; his parents; and one brother, Gordon. A00003B2004OT27