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Marlys M. Lee

Marlys M. Lee

Marlys M. Lee, 85, of Ada, MN, died Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Benedictine Care Community in Ada. Marlys Mae Echternach was born January 6, 1932, in Traverse County, MN, near Wheaton, the daughter of Carl and Lillian (Templin) Echternach. She attended school in Wheaton for younger years before attending high school at the University of Minnesota-Morris Ag School. Marlys graduated from nursing school at North Dakota State School of Science, at Wahpeton, ND. Marlys accepted a nursing position with the Ada Municipal Hospital in 1952 and soon afterwards met Marvin Lee of Perley, MN. Marlys and Marvin dated for about 8 months prior to Marvin leaving for Korea in the Army. They were married one month after he got home on September 5, 1954, in Wheaton, MN. They would make the Ada area their home where they raised a family of five children. Marlys worked full time and stayed busy with the children's activities including school, church, and 4-H. She also enjoyed times with church circle, church quilting, sewing, and Hardunger. Marlys retired in 1995 from a long career in nursing with the Ada Municipal Hospital and John Wimmer Nursing Home. She enjoyed her retirement years, spending time with friends and family. After some health setbacks, she became a resident of Benedictine Care Community where she resided the last 4 years. Marlys is survived by her husband, Marvin, her children, Richard (Beverley) Lee, Cando, ND; Cindy Gill, Moorhead, MN; David (JoAnn) Lee, Farmington, MN; Kari (Russel) Muscha, Casselton, ND; and Kristie (Nathan) Riepe, of Ada. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Laura Gill (Ross Haymaker), Eric Gill, Julie Gill (Chad Selcer), Kira Lee, Douglas Lee, Jacob Lee, and Ryan Muscha; three great grandchildren, Emmie and Chloe Gill, and Harrison Haymaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, and a sister Maxine Jorschumb.

Funeral: 11:00AM Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN.

Visitation: 5:00PM to 7:00PM Wednesday, November 15, 2017, with a 6:00PM prayer service at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home in Ada.

Burial: Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN.

Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home

Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600)