Obituaries for the day of June 28, 2011
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
July 2 — Roger Zollman, military memorial service, 11 a.m., Prairie Creek Cemetery, Joseph; potluck, Steve and Katie Zollman, 63084 Prairie Creek Road, Joseph
July 6 — Justine Parks, memorial service, 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, La Grande
July 9 — Alice Eft, celebration of life, 4 p.m., lower Catherine Creek State Park, Union
Lee was born Oct. 21, 1920, to Neil and Grace (Chapin) at Osakis, Minn.
He married his wife, Mary, Dec. 13, 1941, at Osakis.
He was an avid adventurer, hunter and fisherman. Those who knew him called him the guru of Lostine Canyon.
He loved country music, dancing, telling stories, camping with his hunting buddies and family. He loved to pick mushrooms and huckleberries and spend time with his pet, Susie.
He is survived by his wife. Mary, of Lostine; four children, Grace and her husband, Randy Cherry, of Lostine, Carol Champlin of Bend, Susan and her husband, Punk Cooper, of Toutle, Wash., and Neil and his wife, Pat Bundy, of St. Helens; sisters, Hazel Swedal of Long Prairie, Minn., and Carol Judkins of Fairview; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents; brother, David; sister, Beulah; son, Jim; and granddaughter, Brenda Champin.
Memorials may be given to any charity in care of Bollman Funeral Home.
The retired major of the U.S. Army was 79 and lived in Joseph.