Lee Parson, age 91, of Isanti, died November 11, 2020 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge. A public visitation will be held from 3 – 7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 13th at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. The PRIVATE service will be live streamed.
Eddie “Lee” Parson was born January 7, 1929 in Stacy, Minnesota. Lee was the 6th child of Edward and Esther Parson, and grew up on the family farm with his 2 brothers and 3 sisters. In his youth, Lee made a heart choice to love and follow Jesus, and stood by that choice all his life. At 16, Lee began working for ABC Boxes in Fridley, Minnesota. During his years employed there, the name changed several times. He continued working there until his retirement in 1991, after 46 years.
On September 9, 1950, Lee married Helen Peterson. Shortly after that he spent time as an Army medic during the Korean War. Upon returning from the service, Lee and Helen resided in Mounds View, Minnesota-where they had three children. Barbara was born in 1955, followed by Dale in 1958 and Beverly in 1962. Lee and Helen were privileged to have a little Sunday morning fellowship meeting in their home while living in Mounds View.
In June of 1976, the moved to their farm place in Isanti, Minnesota-where Lee enjoyed raising cattle and doing farming. Lee always enjoyed working in his yard, and undoubtedly had the nicest looking yard in the neighborhood. He would do mowing as a side job at his work too.
Lee was a hard worker, as well as a kind and generous man. In the winters, he would blow snow out of the neighbor’s driveways and in the summer, he would till neighbor’s gardens. Lee was a wonderful family man and he had an interest in each one of his grandchildren as well as his great grandchildren.
He is survived by, and will be lovingly remembered by, his wife of 70 years, Helen; daughter, Barbara (Ray) Bullick of Visalia, CA; son, Dale (Pam) Parson of Isanti, MN and daughter, Beverly (John) Easley of Cashton, WI; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and numerous friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Virgil, Harold and Oliver and sisters, Bernice, Edith and Violet.