Gary Lee

Gary Lee, 62, Magnolia, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at the Hospice Cottage in Luverne.

A celebration of life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Harvest for Hunger in Gary’s name. 

Gary Lee was born on June 12, 1956, to Walt and Lila (Herschberger) Lee in Luverne. He graduated from Magnolia High School in 1974. Gary farmed for a year with his dad and then went to work for the Magnolia Elevator.

Gary married Vickie Sickles on Dec. 6, 2002, on the pier in Fort Myers, Florida. The couple lived in Magnolia where Gary managed the elevator. Gary worked for the elevator for 42 years. In 2008 the Southwest Minnesota Farmers Co-op merged with CHS. Gary’s position moved to Luverne in 2010 when he became the general manager of the Eastern Region of CHS. He was still employed by CHS at the time of his death.

Gary enjoyed traveling and fishing. He liked to travel to different areas of the world. His favorite times were getting together with friends.  Gary was fortunate to have gotten to work with his friends and customers.   He also was a member of the Magnolia Fire Department and served on the Magnolia City Council for 12 years.

Gary is survived by his wife, Vickie, Magnolia; one brother, Mark (Jo) Lee, Dell Rapids, South Dakota; two sisters, Terry (Vic) Rueb, Luverne, and Patty (Bill) Creamer, Moore, Montana; two nephews and one niece.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.

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