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Darlene M. Lee, 90, of Fargo, ND and formerly of Hatton, ND, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2011, at Bethany Homes on University, Fargo. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church, Hatton. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from noon until the time of services at the church. Burial in the St. John Cemetery, Hatton.
Darlene Mae Brenden was born June 10, 1921, near Hillsboro, ND to George and Marie (Leraas) Brenden. She grew up in the Hillsboro area and graduated from Hillsboro High School. Dalene attended Mayville State University and the University of North Dakota. She taught elementary school at Blanchard, ND, Morgan Township Country School, and at Hatton. Later in her career she became elementary principle at Hatton and retired in 1983.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran, where she was a member of the ladies aid and taught Sunday school. Darlene was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
On October 21, 1946, she married Robert D. Lee at Hillsboro. Robert passed away on June 4, 1996.
Survivors include her children: Richard (Kathy) Lee, Fargo, Donn (Jayne) Lee, Grand Forks, ND, Bonnie Merring, Hatton, and David (Julie) Lee, Apple Valley, MN; grandchildren: Jodi (Alan) Nolte, Jill (Kelly) Gress; Trasey (Mike) Workman, Rebecca Lee, Karena Lee (Mike Hager); Michael, Andrew, and Rachel Lee; great grandchildren: Karter, Isaac, Kole, Samuel; Danielle, Dayna, Bradyn, Landon, and Anthony.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Lowell, Eugene, Bryan, Merlyn, and Oliver; and sisters, Violet and Beverly.
Clergy: Rev. Mark Brickzin
Organist: Darlene Owen
Pallbears: Andrew Lee, David Lee, Donn Lee, Michael Lee, Richard Lee, Paul Twenge
My prayers & blessing is with the Lee family. Ur mother love teaching 1st grade. I enjoy talking with your mother, she always had her smile.
Daniel Sorensen Dec 12 2011 12:00 AM
Dear Lee Family, When I opened the obituary page, I saw the beautiful face of my extra special first grade teacher. What a wonderful lady Darlene was! I was able to enjoy her as my teacher, and then have many chats with her throughout the years. I have so much admiration for her. She was such a wise woman. My sympathies to you all. God Bless the memories you have. Much love to you, Judy (Thompson) Korsmo
Judy Korsmo Dec 12 2011 12:00 AM