Ronald D Lee

August 30, 1937 ~ June 29, 2021 (age 83)


Ronald D. Lee age 83 of Hibbing died at his home, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. He
was born August 30, 1937, in Monroe, Washington to Lewis and Adeline (Crosby)
Lee. Ron was a lifelong resident of Hibbing. In 1970 he bought Ness Painting; he
ran the business for 30 years until his retirement. Ron took great pride in the work
he did as a painter, he loved to tell stories about all the building jobs he worked on
and the people he met over the years. Ron enjoyed hunting and fishing, he
even dedicated a room in his basement for hunting and fishing pictures and filled
the walls floor to ceiling with framed photos. Ron was a talented woodworker; he
made furniture for his grandkids. In the summers Ron enjoyed working in the yard
and planting flowers, around the holidays he would decorate the house and yard
just for the grandkids. Ron loved to cook for the family and would always make
more food than we could ever eat. Above all else family was the most important
thing to Ron, he lived to spend time with his children, grandchildren, and many
great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Adeline,
longtime companion, Judy Frisk, 3 sisters, Sharon, Joan and Yvonne and 1
brother, Leslie. Ron is survived by his sons, Jeff (Colleen) Lee, Tim (Marcia) Lee,
brother, Terry(Carol) Lee, brother-in-law, Ed Chamernick 4 grandchildren, Shawn (Ashley Pelkey) Lee, Travis
(Stephanie) Lee, Shannon (Andy Stanaway) Lee and Ryan (McKenzie) Lee, 9
great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, special friend, Tina Frisk and
her dog Ella. A family celebration of life will be held at Dougherty Funeral Home
in Hibbing.

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