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Herbert H. Lee

d. April 4, 2013

Herbert H. Lee, a longtime La Crosse businessman, passed away April 4, 2013 at age 91. While studying at the University of Minnesota, Herb worked at the Army-Navy Lab (1945-1947) and also built his first radio station, KDHL, in Faribault, MN. 

  He later began a second radio station, FM-WSPL, and operated both stations until his retirement in 1984.  He was co-owner of MVA until the airline merged with Air Wisconsin and relocated to the Quad Cities.  Fueled by his catholic faith, Herb was a humble and quiet philanthropist who was committed to many charitable causes in the Coulee Region.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elaine, in 1992; six sisters, Ardis (Noel) Thompson, Esther (Floyd) Johnson, Pearl (Russell) Anderson, Oriet (Harold) Johnson, Irene Hokanson, Bernice Lee, and twin sisters in infancy.

and Jullian Johnson; and one brother, Jerome (Evelyn) Lee.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday April 10, 2013, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 130 Losey Blvd. So., La Crosse, WI.  Visitation will also be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass at the church on Wednesday.



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