In Memoriam ~ Lee Stephen Surma ’78

Lee Stephen Surma ’78

Lee Stephen Surma, age 58, passed away on May 3, 2018.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at Christ Church Newman Center, St. Cloud, MN at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 9th. Lunch will be provided after the Mass.

Lee was born March 8, 1960 to Robert and Iris (Korll) Surma, in Little Falls, MN, and grew up in St. Cloud, MN. Lee graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in 1978. He received his BA in Accounting from St. Cloud State University. After college he went to work as a CPA, and later worked as a computer database programmer.

Lee loved the outdoors, especially hiking, skiing and hunting. In his earlier years Lee enjoyed playing chess. He loved his time at YMCA Camp Olson, both as a camper and a counselor. Lee was a Midwest Poker Tournament Champion and one of the top tournament poker players in the state of Minnesota. Most of all, Lee loved spending time with his children, family and significant other, Cindy.

Lee’s many friends and family appreciated his unique personality and many contradictions. Loving and mischievous, cautious and adventuresome, intelligent, thoughtful; God is going to have his hands full.

Lee is survived by his children, Benjamin Surma (Minneapolis), Amanda Surma (Maple Grove) and Victoria Surma (Maple Grove); parents, Robert and Iris Surma; siblings Greg Surma, Jane (Brad) Dale, Michael (Jolinda) Surma, Julie Surma (John Davis), Jill Surma (John Marthaler); significant other Cindy Landeen; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Memorials are preferred to Lee’s children. Flowers can be sent to Newman Center, St. Cloud.