Lee Bernson

BERNSON, Lee Earl, 72, of Traverse City died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, after a 17-year battle with carcinoid neuroendocrine tumor cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Arleta; two children, Heather (Shane) Force of Spring Lake, and Zach (Michelle) of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren, Calvin, Naomi, Amelia and Nathan; a brother, Roy (Janet); sister, Elaine Kingsbury; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City on Friday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Becky Chamberlain and Rev. Dr. Jerry Jones officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.