Virginia Kathryn (Lee) Cusey, 77, of Fort Dodge, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 13, 2013 after a very courageous 16 year battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Otho-Kalo Community Church with Pastor Beryl Vinchattle officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday at the Otho-Kalo Community Church. The Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Dalene (Andy) Elmore of Fort Dodge, Terri (Dean) Kaufman of Manson, Kim (Tom) Swalin of Laurens, and Darla Cusey of Reno, NV; son, Donovan Cusey of Kamrar; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Wells of Des Moines, Virval (Dewayne) Widick of Stanhope, Audrey (Wayne) Salgren of Lehigh, Jackie (Ray) Powers of Norwalk, Diann (Craig) Hansen of Dayton; brother, Daniel Lee of Fort Dodge; and a brother-in-law, Jack Trask of Lehigh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel “Edd” and Margret Lee; husband, Dale; sisters, Irene Trask and Daisy Nemecheck; brother, Fred Lee; brother-in-laws, Lyle Nemecheck and George Wells and sister-in-laws, Nina Lee and Karen Lee.

Virginia Kathryn Lee was born April 8, 1936 in Iowa City. She graduated from Lehigh High School in 1954. On September 25, 1954 she married Dale Cusey in LeRoy, MN. Remaining in LeRoy while Dale served in the Marines she worked various jobs then later joined him in Ocean Side, CA. After Dale was discharged from the service in 1957 they returned to Iowa making their home in Coalville where she began her favorite job, that of homemaker, wife, mom and nana.

Virginia took great joy in her role as wife to Dale until his passing in January of 1987. After which she worked at Budget Host Motel in Fort Dodge, as housekeeper and front desk clerk from 1989 until she retired because of illness in 1998.

She was the heart of their home as they raised their five children. She enjoyed sharing her faith with others, spending time with family, quilting, sewing, reading and card making.