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1946 Lee 2020

Lee Kvam

March 31, 1946 — June 4, 2020

Northwood, Iowa

Lee Kvam, 74, of Northwood passed away with his wife Darlene by his side on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

A drive through visitation will be held at Bonnerup Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 9th from 4:00 to 6:00pm. 2210 E. Main St. Albert Lea, MN 56007.  Please drive in the main entrance.  From there you will be guided to the viewing area where you will be able to speak to family and pay respects to family, all from a safe distance. All visitors MUST stay in their vehicles at all times. Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 10th at 11:00am at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, with an hour visitation prior to the service. Interment will be in Northwood, Iowa.

He was born March 31, 1946 to Olaf and Wilma (Reyerson) Kvam in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Lee was baptized on May 5, 1946 and confirmed June 18, 1961 at the Silver Lake Lutheran Church of Northwood.

Lee graduated with the class of 1965 from Northwood Kensett High School, and after school enlisted with the United State Navy where he was stationed in Pearl Harbor.

On August 19, 1967 Lee married Darlene Lau at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and together they raised their two sons.

After serving in the Navy, Lee returned home to the family farm and eventually bought the land from Leonard and Alice Reyerson. Lee was a proud member of the American Legion, hardworking farmer and a dedicated church member his entire life from Emmons Lutheran to most recently at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

He enjoyed fishing up north with his sons, camping, dancing and going on cruises with Darlene. Lee loved all his pets on the farm, riding his Goldwing and finding any opportunity for a good prank.

His smile, twinkle of the eye and dedication to others will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Darlene; sons, Jason (Lisa) Kvam of Burnsville and Brian (Denise) Kvam of Northwood, IA with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David (Darlene) Kvam.

Donations are preferred to Peace and Power of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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