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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Suzi Kay Lee
June 17, 1961 - January 7, 2020

Place of Birth: Crosby, ND
Residence: Rural Williston, ND
Age: 58

Suzi Kay Lee, 58, of Williston, ND, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at her rural Williston residence after a valiant battle with cancer.

Suzi was born on June 17th, 1961 in Crosby, ND to Bruce Bakewell and Cathryn Dihle. She grew up on a farm and attended grade school in Fortuna, ND and then went to Divide County High School in Crosby, ND where she played basketball and was on the 1977 Class B State Championship team. She attended the University of North Dakota – Williston for two years where she played basketball and volleyball. She went to the National Basketball Tournament both years. She became engaged to her future husband, Myron Lee, while at UND-W, but went on to play one more season of volleyball at Dickinson State University. They were married on February 20th, 1982 and moved to Myron’s farm outside of Williston, ND.

Suzi was first diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in the fall of 1989 and began her 30-year fight against it. In 1992, Myron and Suzi had their daughter, Jackie and later their son, Walker was born in 1997.

Suzi loved her family and everyone around her selflessly. She cared about her community and served on the District 8 School Board, was very involved at West Prairie Lutheran Church and many more organizations and activities. Suzi loved working alongside her husband on the farm and ranch. She enjoyed playing volleyball, basketball and softball with her city league teams and lifelong friends for many years after college. She was often found visiting with all her friends at various sporting events, grocery store aisles, parking lots and church fellowship halls. She also enjoyed travelling, skiing, golfing, kayaking and gardening.

Suzi is survived by her loving husband, Myron of 37 years; children, Jackie and Walker; parents, Bruce (Nancy) and Cathryn and mother-in-law, Frances Lee; brother, Jason (Katie) and their children Evan and Kasha; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Suzi was preceded in death by grandparents, Curtis and Margarette Bakewell, Alvin and Irene Dihle; uncles, Duane Dihle and Stuart Bakewell; cousin, Candice Person and father-in-law, Obert Lee.

Memorial Contribution
Memorials are suggested to the Upper Missouri Ministries.

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Tracy Hansen (Milnor, North Dakota)
Jan 7, 2020
My heart goes out to Myron, Jackie and Walker. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Daniel Lee (Sauk Rapids, Mn)
Jan 7, 2020
We lost a great person in our family.
Linda Ydstie
Jan 7, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.. Many thoughts and prayers for you, the kids, and the rest of your family! Hold tight to all those wonderful memories!
Missy Torgeson (Fortuna, ND)
Jan 7, 2020
My heart goes out to all. Didnt know she sick. Keep the memories alive.
John Gartner, Sr. (Mandan, ND)
Jan 7, 2020
Suzi was such a positive person and always so good to my three kids. Prayers go out to Myron, Jackie and Walker.
Larry Novak
Jan 7, 2020
Sorry for the loss of Suzi. Prayers..
Lisa Heinrich (Bismarck, ND)
Jan 7, 2020
My heart is saddened hearing of Suzi's passing. She will always be remembered for her giving spirit, her kindness and her passion. Heaven gained a beautiful angel today.
Kristi Beauchman (Highlands Ranch , Colorado )
Jan 7, 2020
I am so sad to hear that Suzi passed away and I send my sincere prayers and hugs to Myron, family, and friends. Suzi was a couple years ahead of me as a Teton, but we practiced and played many pick up games together. I got to talk to Suzi last year when I was home in Williston...so grateful to make that connection with her. She fought a long fight with cancer with such strength and grace. God Bless you all as you gather together.
Tara Simmons (Williston , ND)
Jan 7, 2020
Prayers for you all at this time. Aunt Suzi was an amazing aunt and friend. Love to you all.
Janice (Mischke)Moody (Battleview, North Dakota)
Jan 7, 2020
My thoughts and Prayers are with you Myron, Jackie and Walker in the loss of Suzi. With Deepest Sympathy.
Chad and Holly Austreim (Williston , ND)
Jan 8, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss,
Our thoughts and prayers to the Lee
Family . May the lord be of comfort to
all of you at this difficult time.
Deb Egeland (Bismarck, ND)
Jan 8, 2020
Dear Myron, Jackie & Walker, I am so sorry to hear about Suzi Kay. She was a wonderful person. I remember our camping trips and ski trips. She dared me to ski under the trail signs at Big Sky and run the Molson obstacle course. We also made jumps in the trees at Red Lodge but quit when our kids were old enough to notice and we thought they would do it and hit a tree. Being a non-athlete didn't stop her from hanging out with me and having fun. We collected snake skins and skeletons at our ranch while Myron & Steve hunted. I will miss our talks during those adventures.
Cindy DuPaul - Vogelsang (Bismarck, ND)
Jan 8, 2020
We're so sorry for your loss. We're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Ross and Cindy DuPaul - Vogelsang
Barry Haggin
Jan 8, 2020
She will always be in my heart!! She was so special and gave me so many memories! Thoughts and Prayers for you all.
Karla & Joe Jackman (Williston, ND)
Jan 8, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Suzi's passing. She was the kindest and most genuine person!! Heaven truly gained an angel!!
Sally Amunrud (Sidney, Montana)
Jan 8, 2020
Thinking of all of you. May the memories of happy moments help to heal your heart.
Larry Berg
Jan 8, 2020
Myron, I’m sorry to hear of Suzi passing
Dave and Janice Arnson (Williston , ND)
Jan 8, 2020
Myron,Jackie & Walker, we are deeply saddened to hear this news. Suzi was a contact from back in her Crosby days, that Janice truly loved.They would always have great conversation when they got together. Our thoughts and prayers to all at this difficult time.
Val (Gorder) Trumpower
Jan 8, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Suzi's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Verna & Conrad Krahling & Families (Madison, South Dakota)
Jan 8, 2020
Dear Myron & Family, Our sympathy, thoughts, and prayers are with you. You must have had a hard struggle over those 30 years of her struggle with cancer. God's peace be with you in the years ahead
Jim & Karen Lee (Port Orchard , WA)
Jan 8, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you.
Dorine McNary
Jan 8, 2020
Myron, Jackie Lee and Walker, I am broken hearted for you. Holding you up in my prayers for comfort and peace. May God richly bless your memories of precious Suzi!!!
Ruthie Horob (Fargo, ND)
Jan 8, 2020
Myron, Jackie, Walker, and all of Suzi's family and the many who loved her: I'm so sorry for your loss. When my phone rang yesterday morning, and I saw Kathy as the caller ID, I thought to myself: It's Suzi. Suzi was so courageous, genuine, caring and self-less. I enjoyed visiting with her whenever the occasion arose on my trips back to western ND and West Prairie Church. Thank God for memories; may they bring you warm thoughts & comfort. My prayers are with you all. If it wasn't so disgustingly wintery, I would make the trek for her service. Sending ((HUGS)) and prayers.
Cheryl Powers (Williston, ND)
Jan 9, 2020
I'm so sorrowed for you Jackie, Myron and Walker. But I know you will all be ok, because Suzi was your foundation and the blue print of what a mom should be. God bless you all.
Pastor Ron & Esther Dahle (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Jan 9, 2020
We will keep you all in our prayers. Suzi will be greatly missed by us all. We wish you God's peace as we remember God's promise to prepare a place for us all. God bless her memory.
Bruce & Joy Anderson (Williston, ND)
Jan 9, 2020
Myron and family, so sorry for your loss. May Suzi rest In peace.
Steve and Jan Sell (Fargo, ND)
Jan 9, 2020
Myron, Jackie and Walker, We are so sorry that Suzi lost her final battle with cancer. What a fighter she was. There will be no more suffering. God bless this beautiful gal and peace to her family.
Nyle & Barb Trogstad (Williston, NORTH DAKOTA)
Jan 9, 2020
Myron and family; we are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.

Nyle and Barb Trogstad
Jim Borseth (Williston , ND)
Jan 9, 2020
Myron, Jackie and Walker,
Sorry to hear about Suzy. Got to know you all through Teton athletics. Suzy was always friendly and would visit no matter where we met. I know she will be missed. God bless.
Lisa Watterud (Columbus, ND)
Jan 9, 2020
My prayers go to Suzi's family. Our friendship goes back to our rivalry high school days. Competitive, to say the least. It was always fun to visit with Suzi at different events. Not as often as i would have liked, but always fun, with good laughs. Calm, cool, creative Suzi. May God's peace be with my friend,
Denise Weyrauch (Ray, ND)
Jan 9, 2020
I met and knew Suzi from her visits to Bethel. She was so kind and upbeat. My sincere sympathy.
Lee Halvorson (Rolette, ND)
Jan 9, 2020
Myron, Jackie & Walker....I am so sorry to learn of Suzi. Prayers and thoughts to all of you. I first knew of Suzi when she played for the Divide County Maroons, winning the State B title in 1977 at Minot.
It was always fun visiting with her after the Lady Teton games when Jackie was playing for WSC.
God Bless.
Vikki Osborn
Jan 9, 2020
Walker and family, I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful soul. Sending prayers.
Laurie Huwe VanderLinden (Wheaton, Mn)
Jan 10, 2020
Sorry for the loss, sending prayers and condolences to the family. She was a wonderful class mate in Fortuna and Crosby. She will be deeply missed by all. I went to school all the way through fortuna and Crosby.
Scott and Cheri Legaard (Post Falls, Idaho )
Jan 10, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the Lee and Bakewell families, God give you strength and comfort in the loss of your Suzi Kay.
Ann Anderson (Williston, ND)
Jan 13, 2020
My sincere sympathy to Suzi's family. She was such a wonderful, warm, giving lady. May God's love and comfort be with all of you.
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