Russell J. Dee\n\nOf Oro Valley, Az and formerly Mpls, Mn died January 13th after a courageous battle with dementia. He was born to Emma and John Dee 9/10/26. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He is survived by his dear wife of 40 years, Dianne. Children; Kevin (Janet), John (Mary), Mary LeMaire (Chuck), Shannon Dee (Wayne), Donna Olson (Tom), and Patty Johnston (Lyle). Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, mother-in law Valorie Dahl, sister-in-law Colleen Dee, one niece and 4 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Pat, and father-in-law Jerry Dahl. Russ served in the U.S. Navy, as a Minneapolis police officer for 25 years and an investigator for the Hennepin County Attorney's office for 13 years. After retiring in 1990, Russ and Dianne moved to the Tucson area to enjoy year round golf, warm weather and the desert. Russ had a great love and respect for the game of golf. He often said, "golf is not a game, but a way of life". Although he was recognized as an excellent golfer, he always strove to make his game and himself better... and always enjoyed a lively conversation about golf theory. His children are forever grateful for his pride and inspiring support for them. He will be missed by all who knew him. May he Rest In Peace \n\n \n\nPrivate Service will be held in Minnesota at a later date. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimers Association, Humane Society of Southern Arizona or donors choice.