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“Mary Jo lived with us when her parents moved to mn, my daughter Tina and her were best friends and I loved that girl dearly. She and Tina did a lot...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: cheryl allen - kokomo, , IN

“just heard, and now it makes sense whey we couldn't find you. you were my first real friend, so many nights playing speed and having sleep overs. i...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa kinney Eakaer - IN - friend

“Mary Jo....My best friend from many years ago. Last night we celebrated our 30th class reunion and I became determined to find you. I am in shock...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Tina Gulley Granson - Kokomo, IN

“Family of Mary Jo, Please accept our condolences in the passing of Mary Jo. The alumni here at MSU were very saddened to hear of her death. May your...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Mankato State Dental Hygiene - MN

“Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Mary Jo was a sweet person & she'll be greatly missed by many. I enjoyed reminiscing w/her during my ...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Soraya Cornick - Albert Lea, MN

“I am so sorry to hear the loss of Jo. She was a great lady who I respected alot with her courage and determination! Another angel has gone to heaven!...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Kristy Johnson - Alden, MN

“The DeWitt family's deepest sympathies to Mary Jo's family. Our Cousin Mark Claassen, and Jade,Alex,and Courtney, our prayers and thoughts are with...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Deb DeWitt - Evansville, IN

“I was a dental hygiene classmate of Jo's at then Mankato State University. We were a very close group of students. Jo was a sweet, lovely person...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa (Evans) Cox - Litchfield, MN

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I knew Mary Jo for years at the dentist office. She was always friendly, caring, and interested in the people she...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Ken Fiscus - Albert Lea

“Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Knutson - Santa Clarita, CA

“Jade, Alex & Courtney Your mom loved you all so very much. I believe her greatest joy in life was raising you 3 kids. Your mom will always be with...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Knutson - Santa Clarita, CA

“Jade, Alex and Courtney -- I have so many wonderful memories of Jo. We met in college at Mankato- the dental hygiene...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Sandra and Terry Sullivan - MN

“I was so sorry to see that Jo had died. I worked with her many years ago at the Peridontal Office in Austin. I thought the world of her. She was...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Dori Klocek - Albert Lea, MN

“I will forever cherish my friendship with Joey and treasure the memories we shared in high school and college. Mary Jo was a special woman. Jade,...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Judee Sola-Henry - Edmonds, WA

“"If love could have saved you, you would've lived forever." We are thinking of your family during this difficult time. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Shelly - Albert Lea, MN

“I will always remember Jo as warm and compassionate. She had a way of making everyone feel special and valued. I so appreciated her friendship and...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl Piotraschke - Maple Grove, MN

“Bob, Jade, Courtney, Alex, Chris, Katie, Carter, Jason, Malory, and to all of Jo's family and friends, We are so sorry for your loss. Jo made a...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Mike & Renee Lee - Albert Lea, MN

“Bob, Jade, Courtney, Alex, Chris, Katie, Carter, Jason, Malory, and to all of Jo's family and friends, We are so sorry for your loss. Jo made a...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Mike & Renee Lee - Albert Lea, MN

“My deepest sympathies to Bob and to Jade Alex and Courtney on the loss of your mom. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She loved you all so...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: mollee tscholl - Albert Lea, MN

“Jade, Alex & Courtney My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. My you find peace in knowing that God is...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: ANgie Hanson

“I wish you comfort and strength at this difficult time. I have so many fond memories of Mary Jo from wallpapering to running around the lake. She...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Selvig - Sheboygan, WI

“So sorry to hear of your loss, Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Guy and Marianne Overland. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Guy Overland - Northwood, IA

“Our deepest sympathy to Jo's family...what a SPECIAL person she was. Our paths crossed many times over the past 33 years and she was always an...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Sue Walters - Manhattan, KS

“Uncle Bob and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I pray that God comforts you and wraps you in his holy spirit. Love Keri Lee & Michael...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: keri lee - cannon falls, MN

“I will cherish the good memories of nursing school, friendship, starting careers together, the good times as we started raising little ones living...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Ramona Anderson - Albert Lea, MN


Memorial services for Mary Jo Kathleen Lee of Albert Lea, MN will be held at 10:30 Am Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Crossroads Evangelical Free Church in Albert Lea. Pastor James Petersen will officiate. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday evening from 4 until 7 PM at the Bonnerup Funeral Service, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Mary Jo died peacefully Saturday morning, April 7, 2012 at her home in Albert Lea. She was 48 years of age. Mary Jo was born January 20, 1964 in Kokomo, IN, the daughter of James and Nancy (Ebel) Martin. She was a graduate of Albert Lea High School, Mankato State University, (Dental Hygiene) and Austin Community College, (Nursing). Mary Jo was united in marriage to Mark Claassen and later to Robert Lee. She was a member of the Crossroads church and had been employed by Dr. Steven Schwartz as a dental hygienist for many years. She was also a member of the Dental Hygienist Association and the Nursing Association. Mary Jo was a lifelong member of the Albert Lea Family Y and enjoyed anything pertaining to fitness and running. She loved to attend and support her children's sports and other activities. Some of her passions were home renovation and bargain shopping. She is survived by her husband Bob Lee of Albert Lea, MN, mother Nancy Martin of Albert Lea, MN, children; Jade, Alex and Courtney Claassen of Albert Lea, MN, Chris (Katie) Lee of Conger, MN, Jason (Malory) Lee of Austin, TX, and grandson Carter Lee. One brother Pat (Melissa) Martin of Lakeville, MN, sister Amy Martin of Minneapolis, MN, aunts Arlene Martin of Shawno, WI, Carol Robins of Ft. Pierce, FL, Mark, Marilyn and Mary Claassen and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her Father James Martin in 2009 and uncle Pat Martin.

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