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E. Duane LEE

1944 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
E. Duane LEE Obituary

E. Duane Lee

PETERSBURG, IL - E. Duane Lee, 69, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

Duane was born Aug. 13, 1944, in Bloomington, the son of Orville and Kathryn Bosaw Lee. He married Jeanne Runyon on April 20, 1968, in Green Valley.

Duane proudly served our country in the United States Air Force for 13 years. He was an active retiree and enjoyed golfing. He was an avid western fan and enjoyed the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Megan Benson.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Lee, of Petersburg; one son, Alan (wife, Jeannie) Lee of Farmington, Ill.; one daughter, Shawna (husband, Jason) Wright of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren, Kyle and Brandie Benson, and A.J. Wright; one great-grandchild on the way; one brother, Roger (wife, Debbie) Lee of Mossville, Ill.; one sister, Sharon Tippey of Green Valley, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside Ceremony: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, 5063 Camp Butler Rd., Springfield, with military honors provided by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County and the Department of Defense.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donation Network, Attn: Gwen Blakemore, 425 Spring Lake Dr., Itasca, IL 60143.

The family of E. Duane Lee is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

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Published in The State Journal-Register from July 27 to July 28, 2014
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