Ruth Lee- Balaton, Minnesota

July 1, 1920 - Oct. 5, 2020

Ruth Lee, age 100, of Balaton, Minnesota, died on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at the Carris Health – Redwood Falls Hospital.  Private
Funeral services will take place Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota.  A live stream link will be available beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday.  Interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Hamlin Reformed Church Cemetery in Castlewood, South Dakota.  
A walk-through visitation, open to the public, will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.  A Prayer Service is scheduled for 7 p.m.  Visitation continues one hour prior to the service, from 10 – 11 a.m. on Friday, again at the Hamilton Funeral Home.
 She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl (Curt) Friese of Balaton, Linda Ozkan of Solona Beach CA; son-in-law, Don Votava of Marshall; daughter-in-law, Julie Lee of Scotts Bluff, NE; 11 grandchildren, Jana Votava of Garvin, Alison Votava of New Prague, Josh (Rachel) Friese of Redwood Falls, Judah (Amanda) Friese of Kennewick, WA, Seth (Kristi) Friese of Salisbury, MD,  Amanda (Josh) Inouye of New Richland, Chris (Pam) Lee of Centennial, CO, Jared (Courtney) Lee of Lincoln, NE, Danielle (Brian) Simes of Apple Valley, Alex Ozkan of Seattle, WA, Kerstin Ozkan of Solona Beach, CA: 20 great-grandchildren, Elise, Abigail, Brenna, Corbin, Delaney, Katie, Elias, Myra, Verity, Isaac, Nathaniel, Aaron, Benjamin, Brannon, Kade, Levi, Noel, Eathan, K. K., Lincoln; other relatives and friends.
 Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Hattie Sikkink; husband, Robert Lee Sr.; infant son, David Paul; daughter, Joan Votava; and son, Robert Lee Jr.
 Arrangements by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota. 507-532-2933
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