Lois J. Lee, age 83, a resident of Racine died Monday, July 23, 2012 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints in Racine surrounded by all of her daughters.
Born on March 2, 1929 in Lily, South Dakota, she was the daughter of Irl and Edna (Matthews) Grimes. She was educated in the schools of South Dakota and on August 1, 1944 she was united in marriage to the love of her life Clifford G. Lee in Watertown, South Dakota.
Lois and Clifford moved to Racine in 1957. Lois worked as a waitress for almost 30 years at Alfredo’s (formerly the Panther Club) and then spent nearly ten years as a realtor for Heritage Real Estate. Lois loved the 24 years that she and her husband spent at their winter home at Space Coast RV resort in Florida. She enjoyed playing cards and was an avid fan of the Packers and the Brewers
Lois is survived by her five daughters; Sandra (Richard) Luedtke, Barbara (Ron Emde) Stoffel-Emde, Vicki (Doug) Lock, and Lori Lee, all of Racine and Jacquelyn (Robert) Miles of Atlanta, Georgia. Lois is also survived by her 18 grandchildren: Dale, Steven, Renee, Lynne, Jamie, Kelly, James, Brett, Shannon, Kristen, Matthew, Katie, Helen, Lisa, Victoria, Tara, Laura and Gina, her 39 great grandchildren and two great- great granddaughters. Lois is further survived by her two brothers; Bill C. Grimes of St. Paul MN and Wayne S. (Sue) Grimes of Melbourne FL, many nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Lois was preceded in death by her beloved husband Clifford on November 2, 2010, her parents, two brothers, four sisters, a son-in-law Curtis Stoffel and her infant grandson Aaron Sczepanski.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:00AM at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection-322 Ohio St. Racine. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday at the church from 5:00 until 7:00 PM and again on Friday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Burial will be at 2:00PM on Friday at Southeastern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery.