Robert Edward "Bob" Lee

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Robert Edward Bob Lee LUBBOCK-The Reverend Robert Edward Bob Lee, 92, of Hallettsville, Texas, made a peaceful transition to eternal life on March 3, 2016. Family visitation will be on Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Hallettsville with a prayer service to follow at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be at 12 p.m. on Monday, March 7, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Hallettsville, with Pastor Herb Beyer officiating joined by Msgr. John Peters. Interment will follow on Thursday, March 10, at 10 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Pallbearers include: Bob Edwards, Virgil Gutierrez, Mike Tankersley, Dr. Wesley McAda, Jimmy Garner, Dennis Matula and Michael Brunner. Bob was born on April 13, 1923 in Watertown, Minn., to god-fearing parents, Dr. T.M. and Orpha Price Lee. He met, fell in love with, and married Joan Phyllis Andreassen in 1944. He earned his undergraduate degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn., and his Master's degree from The University of Texas in Austin. During WWII, while serving in the US Marine Corp as a Platoon Sargent in the Pacific area, he was awarded a Purple Heart Medal. Bob was a called and ordained Lutheran pastor serving at Shepherd King Lutheran Church in Lubbock, Texas, and later as an Associate Pastor at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Hallettsville. Pastor Lee loved the Lord, served his country, adored his wife, treasured his family, and had a passion for music, sports, and history. With his God-given voice, he shared his vocal talents in the church and in his community. Bob loved the game of golf and the camaraderie it provided. He gained enjoyment from attending various local sporting events, while providing encouragement to all athletes and their coaches. Pastor Lee was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a brother, Ted Lee; and a sister, Betty Lee Johnson. He is survived by son, Dick Lee and wife Donna of Crosby, Texas; daughters, Barbara Grindeland and husband Warren of Hallettsville, and Marcia Buyers and husband Jim of Aledo, Texas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; other survivors include extended family members and countless friends. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church - Radio Ministry, 100 N. Promenade, Hallettsville, TX 77964, or Honor Flight Austin, 815-A Brazos Street, UPS Box 498, Austin, TX 78701. Many thanks to the staffs of Stevens Nursing and Rehab Center in Hallettsville and Lavaca Medical Center where excellent care was provided with love and dignity by all. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.kubenafuneralhome.com.


Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 7, 2016