Shawn Alan Lee, 52, of Aitkin passed away Friday, April 14, 2023 at Essentia Health in Duluth. He was born November 28, 1970 in St. Cloud to James Alan and Arenda (Holz) Lee. Shawn grew up loving to farm, fish, drive his ATV and play video games. He was enrolled in the Special Education program at Princeton Schools and graduated in 1990. He played goalie for the Special Olympics soccer program. Shawn enjoyed listening to the Oakridge Boys, was good at remembering everyone’s birthday and was always happy and childlike.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunt, and uncles.
Shawn is survived by his sister: Candi (Nick) Fuller of Crosby;
Brother: Michael Lee (Sheila Dahlen) of Milaca;
Family friend: Darlene Strong of Aitkin;
Nieces and nephews: Annabelle, Arenda, James, Vincent, Eli, Isaac;
Aunts and uncles: Kevin (Shirley) Lee, Kathy Sungren, (Dee) Lee, Richard (Anne) Holz, Anita (Lorn) Werner, Terry (Kimm) Holz; many special cousins, other relatives, and friends who mourn his passing.
Memorial Service will be 11am – Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Visitation begins 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Go to www.srtfuneral.com to leave a message of condolence.
Memorial are preferred to your local Special Olympics in lieu of flowers.
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