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Published November 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Lee K. Byars

Lee K. Byars, 60, Fargo passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Lee was born July 29, 1953 at Hillsboro, North Dakota to Ralph and Harriet (Sunderland) Byars. He grew up in Hillsboro, graduating from Hillsboro High School 1971.

Lee K. Byars

Lee K. Byars, 60, Fargo passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Lee was born July 29, 1953 at Hillsboro, North Dakota to Ralph and Harriet (Sunderland) Byars. He grew up in Hillsboro, graduating from Hillsboro High School 1971.

Lee married Monica Howatt August 19, 1972 in Ironwood, MI. They made their home in Fargo where Lee worked as a mechanic for 30+ years at Goodyear, K-Mart and Penske. He later worked in property maintenance at Theis & Talle. Lee was a hard worker, working until 2 weeks before his death. His 3 children helped care for him during his final days.

Lee loved spending time with friends and family at both Toad and Little Toad Lake where Lee built what was to be their retirement home. Lee had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren who were the love of his life.

He grew up in a large family, with 6 brothers who were always there for each other.

Lee is survived by his wife of 41 years, Monica; children, Matthew (Amy) Byars, Fargo, ND, Angela Kisser, Fargo, ND, Kevin Byars, Fargo, ND, 4 grandchildren; Dayne, Tatum, Aiden and Riley, brothers; Ronald (Carol) Byars, Florence, AZ, Larry (Barb) Byars, Coon Rapids, MN, Keith (Karen) Byars, Davenport, IA, Charles Byars, Cambridge, MN and Bradley Byars, Ham Lake, MN.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents and brother Rodney Byars.

There will be a prayer service on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 P.M. at Faith United Methodist Church, 909 19th Ave N., Fargo, with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

There will be a Celebration of Lee’s life on Friday, November 22 at 11:00 A.M. with a lunch to follow at Faith United Methodist Church, 909 19th Ave N., Fargo, with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To view the complete obituary and sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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