Fisher, Lee Age 73 of Crystal, passed away 7/8/19. Preceded in death by father, Leonard Fisher and Mary Ericson. Survived by wife, Judy and sisters, Linda Klehr, Terri (David) Marks, Margarette Divine; nieces and nephews, Alex King, Andrew, Amanda, and Adam Marks, Brian, and Teresa Divine. Vietnam veteran; 30 year employee of Centerpoint Energy. Gathering to Celebrate his Life, 2-4pm Sunday July 21st. Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave, S. Edina. Interment Fort Snelling.
Published on July 17, 2019
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
The original Fort Snelling was established in 1805 near the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. However, it was not until 1820 that a permanent post named Fort St. Anthony was constructed under the supervision of Col. Josiah Snelling. Gen. Winfield Scott was so impressed with the conditions at Fort St. Anthony during his first inspection in 1824 that he recommended the installation be renamed Fort Snelling.
Its original purpose was to keep peace on the western frontier, but in 1855 as the frontier moved further west, troops were withdrawn from Fort Snelling. With the outbreak of the Civil War, the fort was reopened and functioned as both an assembly ground and training camp for Minnesota volunteers. It remained open at the end of the Civil War and continued to be used as a training center. In 1947, the Fort Snelling Military Reservation was deactivated as a post, although it continues to function today as the headquarters for the 88th Army Reserve Command.
Biography Lee F. Fisher
Last update 2/25/2021
Deceased passed away July 8th, 2019
He lived in Crystal, Mn.
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March 16th, 1946
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Junior Class 1965
Minneapolis North High - 1965
January 27th, 1967
Lee's Wife's brother
Lee's Sister and Brother-In-Law
Linda Ericson Klehr
Steve D Klehr
1953 - 2004
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Marcelyn Shirley Ericson 9/7/1927 - 1/16/2015
Janet Karen Fisher
Feb. 7th, 1935 - Oct. 4th, 2019
A resident of Edina, Minnesota, she passed away peacefully. She is survived by children Michael (Jeanette) Ross, Margaret (Gene) Divine, grandchildren Brian (Shayna) Divine and Teresa Divine, great-grandchildren Austin and Makayla Divine, brother Stan (Kathy) Wasley and nephews Chris, Charlie and TJ. Click Here
When I think about my mum, I just can't help but smile; The beauty of her loving heart, The easy grace in her style.
She lovingly instilled in me, Those values that made me strong, And never stops being there, My best friend since I was young.
When I think about my mum, I just can't help but smile; She's been an angel from the start, Gentle, wise and versatile.
She always seems to know, When things aren't going too well, Even when I try to pretend, Just a glance and she can tell.
When I think about my mum, I just can't help but smile; Her own troubles she'd set apart, To go for me an extra mile.
She sometimes worries too much, I guess it's just the way mums are. If she doesn't, well, who will? That's why she's my superstar.
4 Dec 1924 - 12 Mar 1994
The City of Minneapolis began as a riverfront outpost in the 1840's when Colonel John Stevens built the first permanent residence. A settlement grew during the following decades as trapping and trading were supplanted with farming, lumber, and flour milling industries.
Lakewood Cemetery was established in 1871, four years after Minneapolis was incorporated. This cemetery site was located in the countryside, nestled between Lakes Harriet and Calhoun. Early visitors traveled to Lakewood by horse and buggy on rutted dirt roads. They would come to pay respects to loved ones and enjoy the park-like grounds with its many monuments. The natural aggressive terrain and majestic oak trees were an additional lure to its visitors.
By 1895, the Lake Harriet Streetcar brought people to the cemetery from their homes in and around downtown Minneapolis. The fare was a nickel. A restored rail section and several streetcars still provide nostalgic rides outside the western boundary of the cemetery. By comparison, the cemetery is no longer "out in the countryside", rather the City of Minneapolis has grown to encompass it and far beyond. Today Lakewood resides within the city limits, not even considered to be in a suburb.
Lakewood Cemetery has one of the largest cemetery greenhouse operations in the United States. Groundskeepers plant nearly 100,000 flowers each season, including many unusual plant species found nowhere else in the state. Many pampered flower gardens will be found throughout the grounds. The maintenance crews keep the grass mowed, bushes trimmed, and the in-ground markers neatly edged.
You can visit the cemetery office and pick up a free brochure titled Lakewood Cemetery - A Self-Guided Tour which contains full color pictures, history, and a map with 49 key features identified. These include prominent industry leaders, politicians, and service memorials. The walking tour takes 2 to 3 hours to complete.
Lakewood Cemetery is a nonprofit association governed by a board of trustees. Their gates are open 7 days a week, including holidays, at 8:00 am. Closing times vary from 8:00 pm in the summer to 5:00 pm during the winter.
The administration building is open Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am to noon.
Additional note: A special area of Lakewood cemetery is managed by the University of Minnesota Medical Department. In Section 40 you will find a single monument dedicated to those who gifted their remains through the Anatomy Bequest Program. Burials in this area are unmarked. The Lakewood Cemetery Association does not keep records of these interments. Confirmation of burials can be made through the University of Minnesota.