TJ Lee

TJ Lee, 21, Minot, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Minot.

TJ was born Dec. 16, 1991, to Brad and Janie (Gumringer) Lee. He was raised in Minot and educated at Minot High School, graduating with the class of 2009.

Following high school, he was employed in the auto sales workforce in Minot. TJ carried many interests throughout his lifetime like skateboarding and hanging out with friends but at the center of his life was music. He shared this bond with his father and together they converted the family garage into a band room. Many instruments were shared cementing this bond shared by the entire family. They also fished and hunted while spending time at their cabin on Lake Sakakawea.

TJ was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, in Minot. He will be deeply missed by all who shared in his life.

Surviving family includes: a son, Corbin Lee, Minot; parents, Brad and Janie Lee, Park Rapids, Minn.; sister, Michelle Lee, Minot; grandparents, Mary Ellen Gumringer, Fargo, and Jacquelyn (Bradford) Leavitt, Surprise, Ariz.; aunts, Suzanne Miller, Casselton, Elizabeth Kruse, Henderson, Nev., Lori (Jerry) Thoemke, Fargo, and Connie (Todd) Koenig, Roseau, Minn.; uncles, Bruce (Kandi) Lee, Park City, Utah, Gary Gumringer and Guy Gumringer, both of Esmond, and Paul (Jessica) Gumringer, Roseau, Minn.

TJ was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edward Gumringer and Lawrence Lee.

Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.

Booksigning: Monday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

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