Clifford Lee (1926 – 2010)

Clifford G. Lee, age 84, a resident of Racine died peacefully while surrounded by his wife and daughters on Tuesday November 2, 2010 at Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s Hospital in Racine.

Clifford was born on July 16, 1926 in Lily SD to the late Theodore Grant and Lorraine (Bunnis) Lee. He was educated in the schools of South Dakota and graduated in 1950 from North Dakota State School of Science.

On August 1, 1944 Clifford married the love of his life Lois Grimes. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946 during WWII in the Pacific Corridor.

Clifford was employed at the Racine Journal Times for 31 years retiring in 1988. He was a charter member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and a lifetime member of the VFW Local #1492 and American Legion Post #0156. Clifford enjoyed wintering in Florida and spending time with his family.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Lois of Racine and five daughters Sandra (Richard) Luedtke of Racine, Jacquelyn (Robert) Miles of Georgia, Barbara (Ron Emde) Stoffel-Emde, Vicki (Doug) Lock of Racine, and Lori Lee. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren Dale, Steven, Renee, Lynne, Jamie, Kelly, James, Brett, Shannon, Kristen, Matthew, Katie, Helen, Lisa, Victoria, Tara, Laura and Gina; 37 great grandchildren with another due in February; and one great-great-granddaughter with another due in November. Clifford is further survived by one brother, James (Gayle) Lee of South Dakota.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and brother-in-law Darlys and Howard Clausen; son-in-law Curtis Stoffel; and infant grandson Aaron Sczepanski.

To know Cliff was to love him and he will be dearly missed.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 6, 2010 at 11:00AM at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Church. (322-Ohio Street) Visitation will take place on Friday at the church from 5-7 PM and again on Saturday from 10:30AM until the time of services. Burial will take place at Southern WI Veterans Cemetery at 11 AM on Wed., Nov. 10.

The family would like to thank Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Med 3 and Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

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