Margeruite Lee

Margeruite Lee, 94, Minot, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in her home in Minot.

Margeruite Lenora Brusven was born April 15, 1919, the daughter of Adolph and Jorgine Nilson Brusven, on the Brusven family homestead in Burke County near Columbus. She was raised on the family farm.

Margeruite married Eugene J. Lee June 28, 1942, at Plentywood, Mont. They made their home on the Lee family homestead near Honeyford, where together they began farming with Eugene’s father and mother, Fred and Louise, and farmed until retiring in 1976. They moved to Minot in the spring of 1982. Over the years, they spent the winter months in Fort Myers, Fla., and later in Mission, Texas.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Minot.

Surviving family includes: nieces, Linda Haider, Di Ann Schaefer, Diane Stommes, Judy Bly, and Sandra Liskowick; nephews, Alfred Hovis, David, Rollin, Dennis, Robert, Donovan, and Marlowe Brusven, along with several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Margeruite was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene, (who passed away, March 7, 1998); brothers, Herman, Carl and Alex Brusven; and sisters, Rubie Grandrud, Elma McIvor, Edith Iverson, Helen, Alice, and Myrtle Brusven; and nephews, Keith and Barry Brusven.

Memorial service: Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Minot.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.

Visitation: There will be no reviewal but friends may sign the register book one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials: Preferred to First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Salvation Army, both Minot.

Margeruite’s nieces and nephews are honorary pallbearers.

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