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Obituary for Wisconsin Producer Donald Lee
May 2, 2016

Everyone at Cowsmopolitan would like to extend the most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Donald Lee, Sturtevant, WI, who left this earth for his heavenly home on April 29th.

Donald-LeeSturtevant- Donald B. Lee, 90, passed away peacefully in the loving presence of his family on April 29, 2016 at his home. He was born February 5, 1926 to Roland and Ada (nee Johnson) Lee in Racine, Wisconsin. Don was a proud Army Veteran and served 5.5 years in the Army Reserves after his discharge. Don met the love of his life, Carol Rhodes, at a local skating rink and they married on November 4, 1950. During their 65-year marriage, they raised four children and, in addition to many other accomplishments, they remained each other’s true loves. Don and Carol owned and operated their own successful dairy farm together. Don gave back to his community by serving on many local boards and committees including: Sylvania Cemetery Board, Yorkville School Board for 12 years, Racine Milk Producers Board, Yorkville United Methodist Church Committee and he served as President of Yorkville/ Mount Pleasant Town Mutual for a time. For recreation, Don enjoyed participating in his Ives Grove Golf League, especially when he got a hole-in-one at the age of 87. Don looked forward every year to his Canadian fishing trip with his sons and grandsons. He also enjoyed playing cards with the same group of friends for 55 years.

Donald is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; their four children, Jeffrey (Beverly) Lee, Terry Lee, Dennis (Laura) Lee, and Mark (Ann) Lee; their eight grandchildren, Alison (Mark), Brian, Maureen, Kelly (Tyler Reynolds), Wyatt, Jacob (Haley), Jordan (Angela), and Megan; and Three great-grandchildren, Emilie, Miles, and Sawyer. He is also survived by Carol’s brothers, Wendell (Janet) Rhodes and Frank (Diane) Rhodes.

Donald was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Mary; his parents, Roland and Ada; and his eleven siblings.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Yorkville United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 5 from 4 pm to 7 pm and Friday, May 6 from 9:30 am-10:30 am. Funeral services officiated by Pastor Sue Leih will begin at 10:30. Burial with full military honors will be at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove at 12 noon.

Memorials in Donald’s memory to Yorkville United Methodist Church or Hospice Alliance of Pleasant Prairie.

Miller-Reesman, Kasuboski, Haas, and Dahl Funeral Home
620 15th Avenue, Union Grove, WI

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