Martha Lee, 80, of Spring Valley

Martha Lee, 80, of Spring Valley, died on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the Spring Valley Living.

She was born on Aug. 6, 1938, in Jordan Township in Fillmore County to Willard and Eunice (Fort) Higgins.

She attended school through the eighth grade.

She was united in marriage to Roger Lee on Jan. 12, 1957, at the Racine Methodist Church.

Together they farmed in Frankford Township all their lives. She helped with the milking and enjoyed teaching the grandchildren how to milk by hand. She collected “cow” memorabilia, enjoyed watching soaps and professional wrestling and liked to follow Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jr. 

She is survived by her children, Ronald Lee of Grand Meadow, Deborah (Jay) Groth of New Hope, Minn., Kevin (Angie) Lee of Racine, Judy (Bob) Wells of Spring Valley, Kathryn (Bryan) O’Connell of Spring Valley, Larry (Jennifer) Lee of Spring Valley, Sandra (Jason) Thompson of Spring Valley and Michelle Lee of Elkton, Minn.; son-in-law, Mike Brock of Spring Valley; 35 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren and two sisters, Thelma Volkart of Rochester and Ruth Clarken of Lamberton, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger in 2015; daughter, Linda Brock; twin grandsons, Mathew and Jordan, and a brother, Gilbert Higgins.

Funeral services for her will be held on Thursday, May 9, at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Ward officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue on Thursday at the church for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Frankford Cemetery.