Douglas M. Lees, 77 of Wahpeton, ND passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral services will be Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Wahpeton Community Center in Wahpeton at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Lynn Dau officiating. There will be visitation from 9:00 a.m. to the time of the service at the community center (the old armory). Military honors by the Wahpeton Military Unit & the North Dakota National Guard.
Douglas Meredith Lees was born November 12, 1934 in Fargo, ND, the son of John & Gladys (Keyseth) Lees. He grew up in Fargo & graduated from high school in Fargo. He then attended NDSU. On April 19, 1958 he was united in marriage to LaVonne McChesney in Fargo. After their marriage they lived in Aberdeen, SD. On December 30, 1989 Doug retired and moved to Round Lake, MN. LaVonne passed away on August 4, 1996. On February 3, 2001 he was united in marriage to Marcella Griepentrog in Wahpeton, ND. After their marriage they lived in Wahpeton.
Doug enjoyed watching sports, bowling and puzzles.
He is survived by his wife: Marcella Lees, Wahpeton; sons: John (Tammy) Lees & Craig Lees; daughter: Debby Slusser; step-sons: Tam (Peggy) Griepentrog & Troy (Sue) Griepentrog; step daughters: Vickie (Dennis) Drewlow, Brenda (Mark) Muehlberg, Dixie K. Hubrig & Kim (Mark) Weber; brothers: Jack (Pat) Lees & David (Alyce) Less; sister: Judy (Dan) Herborn; six grandchildren: Brett Lees, Tarra (Lees) Shelley, Diedra (Slusser) Ross, Kjerstin Slusser, Thane & Ryne Lees; great grandchildren: Alexis Colhoff, Eayn Shelley, Isabella Shelley, Konnor, Shelley Lane Shelley, Jazlynn Smith, Caleb Lees & Titan Ross, eight step grandchildren & seventeen great step grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: John & Gladys Lees and his first wife: LaVonne.