Leroy “Lee” E. Magnuson

Leroy “Lee” E. Magnuson, 82, of 407 E. Hemlock Avenue, Kane, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the Warren Manor, after a courageous battle with kidney disease.Born Dec. 14, 1929, in Kane, he was a son of the late Dwight and Alice Alexis Magnuson. In 1953, he married Carroll Christie who survives.A graduate of Kane High School Class of 1948, Lee joined the U.S. Marine Corps after school and served during the Korean War.He was an avid golfer and a lifetime member of the Kane Country Club where he also was a past member of the board of directors. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.Additionally, he was a member of the American Legion Post #250, the BPO Elks #329, the VFW Lodge 1132 and the Kane Lodge #566 F & AM.After his discharge from the Marines he held jobs with WH Christie & Son of Kane, West Penn Power, Erie Trucking Co. and Tayton’s Motor Freight.Surviving, in addition to his wife Carroll, are a son, Garth Magnuson of Kane; two grandchildren, Ashley and Daniel; two brothers, Bob (Jo) Magnuson and Don (Bev) Magnuson both of Kane; and several nieces and nephews.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Magnuson in 1998.Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and again on Wednesday from 12-2 p.m. at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Nancy Page officiating. Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Kanesholm.Friends are invited to attend a luncheon at the Kane Country Club following the service.Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Ave, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.