Gene Russell Lee, age 76 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Grand Meadow Healthcare Center. Gene was born May 23, 1943 to Russell and Agnes (Twedell) Lee in Austin, Minnesota. He attended school in Austin. Gene was in the Woodvale SIL’s Program until moving into Briarwood Group Home in 2008. Gene was a very friendly and likeable man. He loved to tell jokes and socialize in the community. He was a member of L.I.F.E. Mower County (A.R.C.) where he was active in Special Olympics bowling and bocce ball leagues over the years. Gene enjoyed going to movies, dining out and bingo. He loved to fish, golf, bowl, watch old cowboy movies, play cards and build with Legos. He went to camp Winnebago every summer and on various field trips with L.I.F.E. Mower County. Gene worked at Cedar Valley Services for over 40 years at various jobs. He could pretty much tell you who worked there as staff or individuals over those 40 years. He will be missed by his “family” at Briarwood, co-workers and friends at Cedar Valley Services and L.I.F.E. Mower County friends.
Survivors include his sisters, Gloria Langan of Austin, Minnesota, Elaine Sipple of Albert Lea, Minnesota; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Agnes Lee; two brothers, David and Robert; and brother-in-law, Tom.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Austin, Minnesota. Memorials can be directed to L.I.F.E. of Mower County. Services are prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.