Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home
316 South Sibley Avenue
Litchfield, Minnesota 55355
320-693-8151 Phone– 320-693-2465– Fax
Donald V. Lee, age 71, of Litchfield died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Litchfield Christian Church in Litchfield. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Sunday October 22nd at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Ripley Cemetery with military honors by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.
Donald Vincent Lee, the son of Vincent and Lorraine (Johnson) Lee, was born on January 15, 1946, in Litchfield. He grew up south of Litchfield and attended country school. He graduated from Litchfield High School in 1964. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota but, enlisted in the US Air Force serving from 1965 until 1969. He returned to Minnesota and graduated from Control Data Institute. On March 7, 1970, he was united in marriage to Diane Mach in New Prague, MN. They lived in St. Louis Park and Kenyon, MN before moving back to the Litchfield area to own and operate a dairy farm. Don was a member of the Litchfield Christian Church. He loved his God, family, and country. His thoughtfulness and dependability were helpful when aiding his family in different situations. He was very supportive of his loved ones through their activities and taught them a strong work ethic. Don enjoyed camping trips, fishing and “binocular deer hunting”. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and travelling. Don took a great interest in improving his dairy herd and the dairy industry.
He is survived by his wife Diane Lee of Litchfield, children Chris (and Jessie) Lee of Litchfield, Kirsten (and Patrick) Riley of Litchfield, Carianne (and Jeromy) Crusoe of Litchfield; grandchildren Vincent Lee, Vanessa Lee, Victor Lee, David Lee, Nicole Lee, Mollie Riley, Charlie Riley, Lilly Crusoe and Gracie Crusoe. He is also survived by his sister Karen (and Bob) Nelson of Edina and mother-in-law Mariann Mach. He was preceded in death by his parents.