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Marlyn Leroy Lee

October 2, 1937 — July 19, 2019

Marlyn Leroy Lee, 81, of Mason City, died on Friday, July 19, 2019, at MercyOne Hospice of North Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Manly, 428 W Walnut St.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N Pennsylvania Ave.

Memorials may be directed to the family of Marlyn Lee.

Marlyn Leroy Lee was born on October 2nd 1937 to Raymond Leroy Lee and Mildred Helena (Dietrich) Lee near Hanlontown, IA, and passed away July 19th, 2019 surrounded by family and loved ones at the Muse-Norris North Iowa Hospice House in Mason City. Marlyn received his education in Worth County country schools, Mason City, Rockwell, and was a 1955 graduate of Manly High School. Later, he received an Associates degree from NIACC. After graduating high school, Marlyn joined the U.S. Navy serving his country through 1961. While in the service, he met the love of his life, Faye Gettman. They were married in Costa Mesa, CA on December 7th 1957. Together they raised four children.

Anyone who ever met Marlyn will never forget the twinkle in his eyes and his fun loving (sometimes mischievous) smile. Marlyn believed in living his life with a large dose of humor, and as many can attest, he always had a joke or a prank ready to share. Marlyn worked hard, including 31 years with the U.S. Postal Service, providing his family with opportunities to enrich their lives. He valued time spent with his family and friends and was always willing to lend a hand with whatever project, adventure, or need that arose. Together Marlyn and his family developed passions for cooking, fishing, camping, traveling, and gardening.

Marlyn was preceded in death by Faye, his wife of 59 years; his parents Raymond and Mildred Lee; brothers Richard, Gerald, and Larry; sister Gloria Helling; and great grandson Phoenix Evers.

Marlyn is survived by his children, Marti Kindrick (Daryl) of Waukee, IA, Matthew Lee, Mary Wallis, and Michael Lee, all of Mason City, IA; brother, Carlton “Buck” Lee (Dianne) of Mason City, IA ; sister Sharron Petznick (David) of Northwood, IA; his fifteen grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other beloved family and friends. He will also be greatly missed by his loyal canine companion, Mia.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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