In Memory of

William 'Bill' Lee, Jr.

February 27, 1941 - March 11, 2015
William "Bill" Lee, Jr. the son of William C. Sr. and Phoebe (McTasney) Lee was born February 27, 1941, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he received his education. He graduated from Washington High School in 1959. Bill attended one year at Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. Following graduation Bill worked for the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee as a resident treatment worker for a couple years. He then worked for Water's Gas Station and eventually Lee's Hardware with his brother Ken. He later went back to work for the MHI for many years before retiring in 2006. Bill was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, bowling, and attending sporting events. Most of all, Bill enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. On March 11, 2015, Bill passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a 1 year long battle against cancer. He was 74. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Phoebe Lee; one brother, Ken Lee; two baby grandchildren; sister-in-law, Toby Jones; and his father and mother-in-law, Hap and Lucille Gravenish. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Linda Lee of Cherokee, IA; four boys: Shawn Lee of Cherokee, IA, Bob (Donna) Lee of Cherokee, IA, Matt Lee of Cherokee, IA, and David (Bethany) Lee of Le Mars, IA; sister-in-law, Molly Lee of Cherokee, IA; 5 grandchildren: Katelyn Lee, Treyton Lee, Jadelyn Lee, Coleton Lee, and Lainey Lee; he is also survived by nieces; nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Shawn Lee Bob Lee Matt Lee David Lee Jim Adamson Larry Weede Honorary Bearers Fred Fondroy Ron Berg Dave Bofenkamp Larry Clark
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, with the family present from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Sunday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.
Organist- Charlotte Groves Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's death. I will always remember Bill as the first of class to get a car and the fun times we had.”
- Dick anderson
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“My condolences to Bill's family. How unusual for me to run across this obituary, I live in Texas and have for many decades, but always remembered Bill from our days at Wayne State. I'm originally from LeMars and graduated from LeMars in 1959. After meeting Bill at WST, I learned we had played against one another several times in football while in HS. RIP my good man!!”
- Pat Nicholson
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I ;am so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. We were very close friends all through school. I wish I had known of his death sooner so I could have attended the service. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.”
- Jerry Campbell
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Vicki Menke
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Lee Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I know the last year was very challenging for all of you and it is very hard to see someone we love deal with cancer. The good news is that he doesn't have to be in pain anymore and as much as we selfishly want him back, he is in a better place. Keep your best memories close and take him with you in your thoughts and in your heart wherever life takes you and you haven't really lost him at all. I love you guys and my family is praying for you.”
- Josh W Willis
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
- Linda Lee Mucha
Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda, Bob and family-So sorry for your loss! Words can not take away your grief but hopefully the caring thoughts and prayers sent your way over the coming weeks will bring you some comfort!”
- Jodi B Mongan and family
Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda and Boys - May Bill be resting in Peace!! Thinking of you all!”
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Im very sorry to hear about your loss”
- Melissa Eberly
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda and family, Lynn and I are so sorry about Bill's passing. You all are in our prayers.”
- Diane S. Jolly
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry, such a nice man.”
- Barb J. Evans
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