AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Lee Hemness, of Mora, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at his home. He was 82 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.
VISITATION will be from 10-11 a.m. (one hour prior to the funeral service) on Saturday at the church.
Lee Arne Hemness passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020 at his home in rural Brook Park, MN. He was 82 years old.
Lee was born on October 20, 1937 in Pine River, Minnesota to parents Arne and Marion (Herfindal) Hemness. He grew up in Pine River and graduated from high school in 1955. At 18, he entered the United States Airforce, serving for 4 years. Upon his discharge from the military, Lee attended the University of Montana in Missoula where he graduated with a BS degree in Wildlife Management.
Lee was united in marriage to Alma Stone on October 20, 1962. They made their home in Mora where Lee spent his career as an area manager with the DNR. After his retirement in 2001, Lee enjoyed having coffee and visiting with friends. He loved his children and was so proud of his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
Lee is preceded in death by his parents, wife Alma, and sister Barbara Williams.
He is survived by two children, Shelly (Mike) Wallen of Big Lake, MN and Kraig (Ginny) Hemness of Schafer, MN; three siblings, Ione Cromett, Kathleen Hemness, and Michael Hemness; three grandchildren, Kevin Hemness of Raleigh, NC, Andy (Leah) Wallen of Becker, MN and Emily Wallen of Big Lake, MN. He was great grandpa to Norah and uncle to many nieces and nephews.