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Richard Lee

April 30, 1926 - October 02, 2012


10-11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

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Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Richard Lee

April 30, 1926 - October 02, 2012


Richard D. “Dick” Lee, 86, of Fargo, passed away in his home on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Dick was born in Hope, ND, on April 30, 1926 to Richard and Nellie(Dailey)Lee.  He was united in marriage to Melva Jensen in 1946.  They had two daughters, Linda and Kristy.  Melva died in 1976.  Dick married Bunny Hill in September of 1977.  He worked for the Fargo City Bus Service for a few years before going to work as a truck driver for Dan Dugan Transport, Moorhead, MN.  Later he was the Business Agent and Secretary/Treasurer for the Teamsters Union Local 116 of Fargo.

Dick also served on the Fargo Housing Authority for 3 years.  He was a lifetime member of the Eagles,  Elks, and Sons of Norway.  He loved watching good western movies, and reading good western novels.  He also had a passion for ballroom dancing and spent many a Saturday night on the dance floors of local clubs with his wife, Bunny.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Bunny; daughters Linda (Doug) Knutson, Fargo, and Kristy (Kevin) Campbell, Moorhead, MN; stepchildren Judy Slayton, Hopkins, MN, Jill(Tom)Lavelle, Fargo, Bobbi(Mike)Birrenkott, Bismarck, ND, Dave(Lori) Hill, Fargo, Deb Hill, Fargo, Ron(Jean) Hill, Plymouth, MN; brothers Harvey, Azle, TX, Pete, Finley, ND, Bob(Ruth), Macomb Township, MI, Glen(Janet), Federal Way, WA, and sister Gloria Arend, Auburn, WA; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Dick is also survived by his special canine companion, “Molly”.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, and sisters Betty and Patty.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Red River Valley or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for the loving care they provided Dick in his final days.


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  1. Harvey Lee, Deb Vergin(Lee) says:

    Azle Texas Our sympathy to Linda and Kristy and all the family, it is so hard losing a loved one especially your Dad. He was a wonderful brother to my Dad and was very sad to hear what happened, they were close as both lived in Fargo for many years and supported each other when needed. Many good memories when we would all get together. Our love to all of you, Deb

  2. Elaine Lee Johnson says:

    Huron Sd Our prayers go out to you and Y8Bnxyour family . Sending our love to all. Elaine and Russ

  3. Dolly Lee Erickson says:

    Bismarck NoSo sorry to hear of Dub’s passing. I always thought he was such a special memory from when we were kids. He ewill be missed by many friends. Blessings to all of the family.

  4. Dee and Ray Olson says:

    Osage MN
    Kris, Kevin and family: We were so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. It seems no matter what the age or health issues, it is so difficult to lose a parent. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time and we love and miss you all very much.

    Believe it or not, I was not aware of your Dad’s step children at all until I read the obit. Bobbi Birrenkott is a good friend from high school and my sympathy goes out to those families too.

    Love you much! Dee Dee and Ray

  5. Bob and Kathy Hill says:

    St. Louis, MO Bernice and family – we send our love and support to all of you. Everyone loved Dick. He will be missed. We are glad you have a lot of Fargo family around you to help during this time.

  6. Steve Sanders says:

    Dear Lee family,

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. It was a pleasure having Dick in our rehab program over the years. He will be missed by all.

  7. Joan and Harout Vartanian says:

    LOS ANGELES CaliforniaDear Bunny and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories you have give you strength and peace.
    Love, Joan and Harout Vartanian

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