Stanley D. Lee

Born: July 5, 1922
Died: Dec. 29, 2012

Stanley D. Lee passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. He was born July 5, 1922, in Dix, the son of Kenneth and Mae (nee Dykes) Lee. Raised in the Freeport area, Stanley graduated from Freeport High School and went on to attend the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he wrestled and pursued a degree in Commerce. In 1942, his education was put on hold when he enlisted in the Army Air Corp. During this time, he flew B-29 Bombers in the Pacific. Among his many accomplishments, Stanley earned a Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and achievement in aerial flight.

Stanley later returned to the University of Illinois, where he became a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity and graduated from the School of Commerce. It was during this time that he met his beloved wife, Ann Potter, with whom he shared a loving marriage until she passed away in 1988. Stanley co-owned the St. Charles Lumber and Fuel Co., sold brick and millwork, and ultimately retired as a real estate agent in 2002. He will always be remembered for his service to his country, his gift of storytelling, and most importantly for his faithfulness and dedication to family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (nee Potter) Lee; his parents, Kenneth and Mae Lee; and his brothers, Kenneth and Bill Lee. Survivors include his sisters, Marilyn Winters, Beverly Tyrcha, Patricia Barrett; his brother, Don Lee; children, Stanley Lee Jr., Debbie (Patrick) Meagher, Joan (Bill) Glaysher; grandchildren, Lori (Tom) Cavallo, Brian (Melanie) Lee, Kristen (Nick) Joutz, Ryan, Lucas and David Meagher, Andrew and Kenneth Glaysher; and great-grandchildren, Ryker and Ella Joutz and Francesca Cavallo.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St.Charles. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Rejoice Lutheran Church, North Mill Creek Drive Geneva. Interment will be held at Whitney Cemetery in Wasco following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Wounded Warrior Project.

To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home's obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, at 630-584-0060.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Jan. 1, 2013