Margaret Ann Diederich-Lee

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Margaret “Margo” Ann Diederich-Lee

April 9, 1950 • November 12, 2018

Margaret “Margo” Diederich-Lee, 68, of Benson, Minnesota died Monday, November 12, 2018, at Meadow Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.  

Visitation was from 12-1 p.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2018, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Interment was in St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Cemetery.  

Margaret “Margo” Ann Diederich-Lee was born  April 9, 1950, in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Cletus and Doris (Matter) Diederich. She was baptized at St. Francis Catholic Church,  April 23, 1950 by Fr. Russell E. Doerrer,  received her First Holy Communion December 15, 1957 with Fr. Russell E. Doerrer, and she was confirmed by Bishop Alphonse J. Schladweiler April 4, 1962.  She grew up in Benson and attended Parochial School at St. Francis in Benson. She graduated from Benson High School and attended college at the University of Minnesota Morris.

May 15, 1976, she was united in marriage to Rudolph Valentino Lee at Incarnation Catholic Church in Minneapolis. This union was blessed with over 42 years of marriage. She lived in Minneapolis for most of her adult life, where she worked in the banking field, most recently known as BMO Harris until her retirement in 2008. Margo did a significant amount of volunteer work for the Minnesota DFL Party. She was very active in the Minneapolis Kingfield Neighborhood Association.
Margo enjoyed reading, gardening, and tending to her memorabilia collections. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. She was called from this life  Monday morning at the Golden Living Center in Benson. She attained the age of 68 years, seven months, and three days.

Margo is survived by her husband Rudy of Minneapolis; her daughters: Chrycisse Diederich of Savannah, Georgia and Maia Diederich-Lee of Minneapolis; her grandchildren: Diedrick Zachary Nagle, Keyana Rose Diederich, Tamia Aiyana Wright, Anthony Valentino Diederich-Lee, and Mariah Ann Diederich-Lee; her sisters: Jean Diederich of Minneapolis, Patricia Watkins of Benson, and Mary Ellen Diederich of Windom; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Cletus and Doris Diederich, her brothers Joe and Paul, and her sister Lucille Diederich. Blessed be her memory.
Arrangements were with Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson.

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