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Lee West

August 3, 1958 — January 10, 2023

Lewiston

 

Lee David West, 64, of Lewiston, died, Tuesday, January 10, 2023, of cancer at home.  He was born August 3, 1958, to Wayne and Leona (Tucker) West in Decorah, Iowa.  His family moved to the farm in 1961 where he lived the rest of his life.

Lee graduated from Lewiston High School (1976) and the University of Minnesota (1980) with a degree in Agriculture Education.  He returned to the farm and continued dairy for forty years before transitioning to beef. 

4-H played a major role throughout Lee’s life, including introducing him to his future wife, Nancy Besch. The couple was married September 13, 1980 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kasson, MN.

Lee was a quiet, loving, devoted, hardworking son, husband and father.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughters and sons-in-law, Lori (Ernie) Hokanson, Ackley, Iowa, Brenda (Ryan Manteufel) West, St. Paul and siblings Rocky (Robyn) West, Wally (Rosie) West, Janet Pagel, and Tom (Shari) West.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Dean Pagel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Lewiston, with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday all at the church. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial to Fools Five, 4-H, or a charity of your choice.  Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service – Lewiston is assisting the family with arrangements. www.hofffuneral.com.       

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Visitation

Friday, January 13, 2023

3:30 - 6:30pm (Central time)

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180 S Fremont St, Lewiston, MN 55952

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Visitation

Saturday, January 14, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

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St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

180 S Fremont St, Lewiston, MN 55952

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