Christopher Ryan Lee, age 37 of East Lansing, MI passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Albert B. Lee, John Begthel; grandmother, Catherine P. Lee; cousin, Millicent Pavlik; and uncles, David Pavlik, Scott Lee. Chris is survived by his son, Parker John Lee; parents, Mark & Kathleen Lee; brothers, John Lee, Hunter Lee; grandparents, Jerrold R. & Marlene Landstra; brother-in-law, Michael Majer; sister-in-law, Samantha Lee; aunts, Mary Lee, Melissa Wells, Christine Yoas; uncle, Scot Yoas; and nephew, Banks David Lee. Chris was a Sergeant in the United States Military for the 101st Airborne Division and received an Army Commendation Medal for the bravery he displayed during his tour in Iraq. In addition to being a decorated war veteran, Christopher had an Associate's degree in Real Estate. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30am Saturday, March 20, 2021 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd, Naperville, IL 60540. Fr. MM, presiding. Masks and social distancing will be required. The mass may be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/gerstgrandrapids.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made out to the VFW National Home for Children, https://www.vfwnationalhome.org/give
and/or Naperville Responds for Veterans, https://www.napervilleresponds.org/donate/.
Published by Naperville Sun on Mar. 17, 2021.