Lee E. Mahler 79, of Tucson, AZ passed away on Saturday January 25, 2014. Lee was born in Beloit, WI and moved to Tucson in 1968. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur J. Mahler, his mother Myrtle Little Mahler and his first wife Shirley A. Mahler. Lee is survived by his wife, Mary L. Mahler; daughters, Laurie Shoaf (Todd), Sherry Kramer (Dan); sons, Michael Mahler, Bruce Koch, Brian Koch (Christi), Brett Koch (Donna); seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A veteran of the US Army, Lee served during the Korean Conflict
. He worked for the University of Arizona as a project engineer at the Environmental Research Laboratory. The family requests donations to Evercare Hospice, 6245 E. Broadway, Ste. 600, Tucson, AZ 85711, 520-407-8000. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER.