Lee Restad

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Lee Restad

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Lee Restad

Lee Restad was born on The Dryland, north of Billings, the sixth of seven children born to Frederikke and Ole Restad. He attended Star School until his family moved to Billings, where he attended Elysian School. After graduating from Senior High, Lee worked at the Bair Ranch in Martinsdale, driving Mr. Bair. During that time he met Mary Cameron. In 1945, they married, then built a home and raised a family in Billings. Lee made a career working as a shop foreman and cabinet builder for Wells Brothers Construction Company for thirty-five years. He lived a rich life filled with a wide variety of interests. He loved horses, built a greenhouse, and always had a beautiful green lawn lined with colorful flowers. He dug for sapphires, found agates that he finished into jewelry, and even learned to knap arrowheads. He made Christmas caramels and cookies, and read constantly. His greatest joy and accomplishment was learning to make violins. He made one for each of his children. Lee was preceded in death by his three sisters and three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 73 years and his children, Penne (Robert Abzug) of Austin, Texas, David (Suzie) of Phoenix, and Cindy of Lahaina, Hawaii, and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Johanna of Austin.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be 11am, Friday, June 8th, 2018 at American Lutheran Church.

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3 thoughts on “Lee Restad”

  1. Nick and Sheri Kisch

    Mary and Family, We were so sorry to see Lee had passed away. You and Lee were such special friends and enjoyed meeting with you at any occasion. Lee was a man of many talents and i always got a kick out of his devilish smile!
    I am VERY sorry that we are not able to come to the service, but know that we are with you in prayers.
    May God keep you in his arms for comfort.
    Nick and Sheri Kisch

  2. Mary,
    So sorry about your dear husband Lee.
    Praying for you and your family during this time.
    Love you, Pete Hedge

  3. Cynthia R. Woods

    My deepest sympathies to you Mary and Family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Cynthia

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