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Saturday, March 3, 2018

NWA Capt. Leo Richard Dee

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Leo Richard ‘Dick’ Dee
May 21, 1945 ~ February 01, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain Leo Richard Dee, age 72.  Captain Dee joined Northwest Airlines 03-20-1967.  He is survived by his wife Karen, their children and grandchildren, plus many extended family members and friends.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.bertasfh.com/obituary/leo-dee
A Celebration of Life event is planned for March 10th at 11:00AM, with visitation one hour prior, at St. Victoria Family Parish located at  8228 Victoria Drive, Victoria, Minnesota. 
For those wishing to send personal condolences to the family, whitepages lists their residence address as
1201 Hesse Farm Circle, Chaska MN 55318-9518.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary for Leo R. Dee.............................
Leo Richard "Dick" Dee, age 72, of Chaska, lost his 2 and one half year struggle with glioblastoma on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
 
Celebration of Life: Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m.; Visitation, 10 a.m., St. Victoria Family Parish, 8228 Victoria Drive, Victoria. Should friends desire, Dick requested memorials be made to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Minneapolis Chapter. 1845 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407.
 
Dick was born on May 21, 1945, in Hartford City, IN, the son of Leo Richard and Kathryn Hollis Dee. They preceded him in death.
 
Dick and his high school sweetheart, Karen Coughlin were blessed to have two wonderful daughters, Lori Dee Reeburgh and Kristen Dee Tierney. Dick grew up in Dunkirk, IN, class of 1963 and attended Purdue University until he was hired by Northwest Airlines as a pilot at age 21, retiring at age 60 in 2005. Dick was grateful to fly with Northwest for 38 years in a career he thoroughly enjoyed. He loved to be with family & friends, laugh, have fun, spend winters in Florida, stay active, travel, collect antiques and volunteer at Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly for over 40 years. He was a dedicated steward of their land, planting 100's of trees, attracting bluebirds to their property and enjoying the wildlife that roamed freely. The birds were well fed! He inspired many people in his life to further their education and follow their dreams, like he did! He was a kind, loving and generous man who will be missed by many. As an adoring grandfather (aka, Bach) we know these gifts will not be forgotten, but carried on.
 
Surviving Dick are his loving wife of 52 years, Karen; devoted daughters, Lori (Scott) Reeburgh, Kristen (Cronin) Tierney; grandchildren, Jack and Claire Reeburgh, Cameron, Aynslee and Wesley Tierney; younger brother, Arthur (Bonnie) Dee; mother-in-law, Marie Coughlin and many extended family and friends.
 

Arrangements by Bertas Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chaska, www.bertasfh.com , 952-448-2137.

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