Cleo L. Lee, 84, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Brookings, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Avera Prince of Peace, in Sioux Falls. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at the Avera Prince of Peace Chapel in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1 pm. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Brookings.
Cleo L. Olson was born on Nov. 11, 1933, in Bruce, the daughter of Oscar and Idella (Lenning) Olson. Cleo received her education in the Brookings School District. She married Robert A. ‘Bud’ Lee on July 14, 1951, in Ivanhoe, Minnesota. After their marriage she was employed at Ben’s Bakery for a short time, before working at a variety of businesses in Brookings including Ben Franklin, Council Oak Store, the Brookings High School cafeteria for several years, as well as the Brookings Hospital for 10 years. They retired to Sioux Falls in 2003, where Cleo lived until the time of her death
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed reading and especially spending time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart.
Cleo is survived by her two sons, Brian Lee (Leah), of Omaha, Nebraska, and Timothy Lee (Betty Herrera), of Sioux Falls and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud; three brothers, Willard, Darrel and Wayne and two sisters, Frances and Phyllis.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com.