David John Lee, of Antigo, died Tuesday, February 6, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 75 years old. He was born on April 12, 1943, in Wausau, a son of the late William and Lorina (Fust) Lee. He married Patricia Marmes on June 2, 1973, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Antigo.
He graduated from D.C. Everest High School and attended North Central Technical College having received a degree in Technical Engineering and Drafting.
David is a Vietnam veteran having served in the United States Army from May 19, 1967, to May 16, 1969.
He worked for Plaspak in Antigo for 18 years full time and continued working part-time.
For five years he served as commander of the Paul Marmes Disabled American Veterans Chapter 23 in Antigo. He was a member of the Leland Tollefson Veterans of Foreign War Post 2653, Antigo, the G. C. Graveen Disabled American Veterans Chapter 64 in Wausau, and the Anderson-Sather American Legion Post 524, White Lake. He was also a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Antigo.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, baseball, and football. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, Patricia Lee, he is survived by three sons, Robert Turcotte, Larry (Arlene) Turcotte and Matthew Lee all of Antigo; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jenny Scherier of Marathon, Patricia (Daniel) Nechuta of Mosinee and Elizabeth (John) Warner of Fenwood; and a brother, William Lee of Rib Mountain.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Edwin Lee; a grandson, Tyler Turcotte; and a great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Vicar Michal Fox officiating. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Antigo.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Members of the G.C. Graveen DAV will stand honor guard on Sunday and the White Lake American Legion will conduct military honors Monday at the funeral home following the service.
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You have our deepest sympathy for your loss of Dave. Death is truly an enemy of all of us. Our loving heavenly father Jehovah knows the pain we feel and has promised a resurrection soon to come. Psalms 18:6 the comfort he gives us.
I was so sad when I opened up the newspaper to see that David has passed. So grateful to have met both of you at our Vet picnic. I could not make the funeral but just know your in my thoughts and prayers. We lost a Great American 🇺🇸
So sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Dave. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our sympathy for the family.
Hugs, Sissee and Jerry Igl
On behalf of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Wisconsin and DAV Members across the State, I would like to express my condolences to David’s family. He was a true leader having served his fellow Veterans with Compassion and dignity. His service to our Nation will never be forgotten. The DAV was blessed to have him as a member. Our thoughts and prayers are with Davids family at this time of loss.
DAV Department Commander
My heartfelt condolences to you all. Praying that the love and peace of God sustains you during this difficult time.
Pat and Family,
Our thoughts are with you all at this time. So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. God bless him.
Cousin Trina (Clay) Trepanier and Family and Aunt Cheryl
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