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LeRoy H. "Lee" Nothnagel

Born: Mon., Jun. 13, 1938
Died: Sun., Jul. 23, 2017


Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Florence-Carlton Community Church


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Florence- Lee Nothnagel, 79, joined his heavenly father on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017. He passed away at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 13th, 1938 in Litchfield, MN to Rose and Andrew Nothnagel. He attended country school and later obtained a journeyman tool & die degree. He excelled as both a machinist and a mechanic. Lee married his best friend and love of his life, Judy Gunnerson in August 1970. They had two daughters, Angie and Lisa. He worked full time as a tool & die maker at Eaton Char-Lynn while also running his own auto repair shop in MN. He moved his family to Florence, MT in March 1982 where he opened his business, Nothnagel’s Auto Repair. Lee was a lifetime NRA member, a former Elks member and a member of the Florence-Carlton Community Church. His interests included hunting, varmint shooting, gun collecting & reloading ammo as well as gardening. He cherished his younger days of racing as Nothnagel # 9 and this fueled his passion for rebuilding engines. He was always working on a new project. Lee loved to teach mechanics and was known for his patience, humor and gentle heart. Lee was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lester Nothnagel of MN. He is survived by his wife, Judy and daughter, Lisa (Ron Tucker) of Florence and daughter, Angie Schrantz of Missoula; grandchildren Joseph (Kelsey) Schrantz, Shelby Schrantz and Hope Tucker, all of Missoula; plus great-grandchild, Zach Rowland. He is also survived by his siblings, Andrew Jr. Nothnagel of AZ; Eugene Nothnagel of CA; Shirley Nothnagel, Elaine Sunsdahl & Audre Nothnagel all of MN, as well as numerous cousins, nieces & nephews. The family would like to thank Pastor David Blackwell, the wonderful Hospice staff, his many doctors, family and friends for all your prayers and support. A memorial service in celebration of Lee’s life will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Florence- Carlton Community Church with a reception following.

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Deb & Jack May
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
Judy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate the life of Lee next week-end. We will be out of town at a family reunion so will not be able to attend the service. All of God's love and peace to your family. 💖🙏 Deb & Jack May (9:00 service)

Wes Langley
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
I always, always enjoyed visiting with Lee. What a breath of fresh air in this generation we live in today. God Bless all family members. Our prayers are with you all...

Joannie & House 2 Residents
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Angie & Shelby:

We all know how much you loved your father/grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John C. Locke
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
Lee and I became friends years ago thru a mutual love of Ford tractors.
We would always call each other for advice, and occasional harassment :).
He was a excellent mechanic, and mentor.
He will be missed, allot.

With deepest condolences and kindest regards,

John C. Locke
Rusty Nuts Vintage Ford Tractors
Frenchtown, Mt


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