|6/27/2019 11:03:00 AM|
Celebration of Life for Lee Farnsworth Aug. 10 at Stewartville American Legion
Lee Edward Farnsworth, 86, of Stewartville, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the Stewartville Care Center, after a lifetime battle with lung disease.
Lee was born Aug. 5, 1932 in Howard County, Iowa, the son of Fay and Elfrieda (Munkel) Farnsworth. He moved with his family as a young boy to Spring Valley, where he attended school and was a 1951 graduate of Spring Valley High School. He was employed by the city of Spring Valley for a few years.
On Aug. 29, 1963, he married Audrey King in Spring Valley. Following their marriage the couple moved to Stewartville, where they raised their sons and have continued to make their home. Lee was employed for 36 years as a mechanic and foreman at Rochester Materials Company (ROMAC) in Rochester. Audrey was a 30 year employee with ServiceMaster of Hiawatha Valley in Rochester. Lee was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast, a lifetime member of the Harley Owners Group and a 100% believer in "Made in America." Lee and Audrey took many trips on their H-D. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion - Post 164 in Stewartville and was a longtime member of the Local 49er's Union in Rochester. He will be remembered for his one-liners, Windsor sours, and a man that could fix anything. He was a great husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, and a friend to everyone.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Stewartville Care Center and Seasons Hospice for their care and concern for Lee.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Audrey; two sons, Jeffrey of Palm Springs, Cal. and Dallas (Kathy) of Racine; two granddaughters, Tara (Caleb) Feine of Byron and Tanna Farnsworth of Leroy, and four great-grandchildren, Lauren Raymond, Riley Gernentz, and Andrew and Tyler Feine.
Lee was welcomed into God's presence by family members that went before him: his father and mother, three half-brothers, Roger, Ervin and Victor; one half-sister, Hazel Henrickson; three brothers, Gerald, Neil, and Fay, and six sisters, Della Rasmussen, Vivian Shields, Virginia Necas, Edythe Tupper, Goldie Rudlong and June Smith.
A Celebration of Lee's Life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at the Stewartville American Legion club room from 3-6 p.m.
Lee was cremated and a private family burial will be held at Hamilton Cemetery in rural Racine at a later date.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Lee are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com
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