Dorothy Marie Lee, the daughter of Hans C. and Amanda (Mohr) Hansen was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Le Mars, Iowa. She grew up and received her education in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School in 1944. She was united in marriage to Raymond S. Lee on April 27, 1947, at St. John Lutheran Church in Le Mars. After their marriage the couple made their home in Le Mars, where Dorothy was employed at Aalfs Manufacturing.
The couple moved to Sheldon in 1960 and Dorothy continued to work at Aalfs in their Sheldon plant until her retirement, working a total of 30 years. The couple's retirement years were spent in Sheldon. Raymond preceded her in death on July 21, 2007 in Sheldon. Dorothy continued to live in the family home until being stricken at home on Friday and entering the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. She passed away there on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, reaching the age of 81 years, 8 months and 21 days.
She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon and enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting and gardening.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory two sons and their wives, James and Laurie Lee of Lisbon and Thomas and Theresa Lee of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren, Adam, Kati, Isaac and Jackson Lee; a sister and her husband, Donna and Arlen Lucken of Le Mars; special friends, Rod and Julie Stallmann and Dorothy Schwarz; also other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Raymond and William Hansen and two sisters, Margaret Rubbert and Helen Hansen.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon with the Rev. Mark W. Kukkonen officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sheldon. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Tuesday) with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home of Sheldon.