Milton H. Dee

obit_dee.jpgMilton H. Dee, 89, of Cambridge passed away peacefully on Monday, January 17, 2011, at GracePointe Crossing, Gables East. Milton was born July 13, 1921 in Ogilvie Minn. to Diedrick and Julia
Dee, the youngest of 14 children. Milton attended school in Ogilvie
quitting after the 8th grade to work on the family farm. He joined the
Army on June 29, 1945 and served in the 1st Guard Company, stationed at
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. until he was honorably discharged on Dec. 2,
1946.

On Oct. 18, 1947 he was united in marriage to Ann Marie Peterson at North Isanti Baptist Church. They made their home briefly in Minneapolis and Braham, Minnesota before settling permanently in Cambridge. Milton worked for a short time at Minneapolis Moline as an assembly inspector before starting his own dairy farm. In 1957 he quit farming and worked for the Minnesota Highway Department in maintenance until his retirement in 1984. After a brief battle with cancer Ann Marie passed away in 1979. On Sept. 12, 1981 Milton was united in marriage to Doris Holden at North Isanti Baptist Church. Milton and Doris made their home in Cambridge and after retirement spent many enjoyable winters in Arizona.

Milton loved the Lord and every day of his life was a testament to that faith.  He was a kind, gentle, humble man who loved family, fishing, hunting, and woodworking, spending many hours after retirement in his workshop.
Milton was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Ann Marie, brothers Elmer, Lloyd, Clifton, Herman, Wilbur, Everett, John, and Ervin, sisters Mamie and Ethel, and 2 infant siblings.

He is survived by wife Doris Dee of Cambridge, sister Alice Dee of Milaca, sons Paul and wife Corrine Dee of Ham Lake, Larry and wife Diane Dee of Cambridge, Lester and wife Becky Dee of Roseville, stepson Jay and wife Terri Holden of Andover, stepdaughter Susan Holden of Balsam Lake, Wis., 16 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Services were held Jan. 21 at North Isanti Baptist Church with Reverend Jonathan Larson officiating. Special music was provided by Pastor Larson and Edith Johnson with accompaniment by Lois Larson.  Pallbearers were sons Paul, Larry, and Lester Dee, and Grandsons Michael, Aaron, and Brian Dee. Interment was in North Isanti Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.

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