Jeffrey Lynn Lee, age 69, of Blair, Wis., died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.
Jeff was born on Sept. 14, 1949, in Northwood, N.D., to Gordon Orville and Elaine Bernice (Johnson) Lee. He graduated from Chatfield High School in Chatfield in 1967 and attended art school in La Crosse, Wis.
Jeff married Ann M. Knutson on June 27, 1970, in Ettrick. Ann preceded Jeff in death on Jan. 8, 2001.
Jeff was a devoted public employee, working 43 years for the city of Blair as street superintendent. An early riser, he could be found sweeping or plowing the city streets before other residents were even awake. Generous with his time and money, Jeff would volunteer his time (at the annual lutefisk dinner) and his money (at the Union Bank of Blair — Christmas bike raffle) for numerous years. While he shunned the spotlight, he was awarded the 2016 Blair Civic Award. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Jeff is survived by two children, Denis Lynn (Lance Alan McNaughton) Lee and Heather Anne Lee; his mother, Elaine Bernice Lee; and his loving partner, Karilynn Olstad.
A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Jack Funeral Home in Blair, Wis. Graveside services for Jeff and Ann will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Blair, Wis.
A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at a later date.
The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.