LeaEtta “Lee” Wobig


LeaEtta “Lee” Wobig, passed away April 4th, 2023 with family by her side. She was born to Jack and Delores Wobig on November, 22nd 1950 in Zumbrota, Minnesota. She joined her older brother Lonnie, and later her sister and best friend Jackie.

She spent her early life living with her family in the Pine Island/Zumbrota area where she met her first husband, Ronald Shelstad. Together they welcomed Lee’s one and only daughter, Missy in 1971. They later divorced.

She worked as a bartender at the Holiday Inn Downtown where she made many lifelong friends. Through those friends, she met her 2nd husband and life partner, Bill Seeverts.

She was always laughing and had a way of never taking life too seriously. Being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in 2018 and several other health issues, she never let that define her. She always referred to it as “just another bump in the road”. Throughout the years Lee enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing pool, collecting marbles, anything cobalt blue, winning at scrabble and playing cribbage. She loved having sleepovers and passing the time with her sister, Jackie. She was an excellent cook and grill master, and especially loved cooking for her loved ones.

Lee was a lifelong caregiver of her houseplants, Penny, and above all, her family which includes her daughter Missy (John) Helder, her grandchildren, Ashley (Bryant) Meyer, Emily Helder and Abigail Helder. She adored her 6 great-grandchildren Lucy, Conrad, Emmett, Astrid, Wren and Ophelia, and was so excited to learn that there was another on the way.

She is survived by her daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her stepdaughter Tana, siblings, Lonnie Wobig (Pam), Jackie Drenkhahn (Larry), her half-sisters, Samantha and Melonie, her nieces and nephew, and her beloved dog Penny.

Waiting for her were her parents, Jack and Delores Wobig and her life partner Bill who passed suddenly this last November.

She will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. We will forever love you more!

A joint celebration of life with Bill will be at a later date.

Should friends desire, memorials may be sent to family.

Rochester Cremation Services is honored to serve the family. Memories and condolences of Lee may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

3 thoughts on “LeaEtta “Lee” Wobig

  1. Missy-
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Hugs, prayers and thoughts to you and your family.
    Pam Volk

  2. I am so saddened to hear about LeaEtta. We went to school together
    from first grade through 7th grade. Prayers to your family.

  3. Missy and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your dear mother Leaetta, my thoughts and many prayers are sent to you and your family for strength, this is a very very difficult time. If you need or want anything from me please feel free to ask, I have many pictures you can have .I will not say no to you. Love

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