Henry C. Lies, age 81, of Darwin died on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at his home in Darwin. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Litchfield United Methodist Church. Visitation will from noon until 2:00 PM at the church. Interment will be at a later date in the Ellsworth Cemetery.
Henry Clarence Lies, the son of Henry Anton and Katherine (Corbett) Lies, was born on November 14, 1937, in Watkins, MN. He attended country school near Watkins. Henry drove dump truck for a road construction company for a few years before working at a feed lot near Olivia. He then worked for National Lead in St. Louis Park. Henry then started working for Cargil until he retired. In retirement he helped Allan West farm and also at the Darwin Elevator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching wrestling and old westerns on TV. Henry loved spending time with his family and his pets.
Henry enjoyed going to the Minnesota Draft Horse Field Day Show in the fall. He also enjoyed going to the Forest City Stockade and Threshers Show. He grew up in an era that was transitioning over from horse and buggy to automobile. Many was a time he used horse and buggy to go on errands and other activities, before he could purchase a model T.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Lies of Darwin children Teresa Ann Gansen of Pipestone, Susan Marie Becker of Hutchinson, JoLayne Carla Skoglund of Duluth; grandchildren Beth, Amanda, Josh, Ruth, Tony, Alissa, Brianna and Cheyenne. He is also survived by 13 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Melvin and Donald and sister Mary Ann.