Robert William "Bob" Lee
1929 - 2021
BORN
1929
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Nelson-Boylan-Lerette Funeral Chapel
410 N 6th St
Red Oak, IA
Robert William "Bob" Lee, 92, Red Oak, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at the Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Bob was born March 23, 1929, in rural Montgomery County, the son of Albert and Olive (Hill) Lee. He attended school in Villisca and then started farming. He worked with his dad and several area farmers until going to drive a truck for Penwell Grain and later Baker Trucking of Elliott.
Robert was united in marriage to Anna Brown on June 27, 1948, in Villisca. They lived in the Villisca area, Morton Mills, and Elliott before moving to Red Oak in 1959. Bob worked for Kaser Construction, which became Consumer Limestone Products, retiring in 1995.
He was a longtime member of the First Christian Church and was very strong in his faith, reading his Bible every day. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #162 AF & AM, serving as Worshipful Master in 1966 and becoming a member of Past Masters in 1967. Robert always enjoyed manicuring his lawn and was very meticulous. He was a very generous man and was very giving to charities. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He always made Anna his priority, and where you saw one you saw the other.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Anna; son, Bobby Lee; grandson, Jerad Wagaman; and sisters, Betty Lindburg, Sara Delaney, and Mary Robinson.
Survivors include his children, Larry Lee of Boone; Marcia Benda and husband Mark of Red Oak; and Patty Wagaman and husband Jim of Red Oak; grandchildren, Meredith Baker and husband Don of Essex; Shannon Lee of Boone; Josh Lee and wife JoAnn of Ames; Kaleb Wagaman of Bedford; Kalli Wagaman of Red Oak; and Kolton Wagaman and wife Jennie of Britt; great-grandchildren, Kelli, Elizabeth, Olivia, Slayde, Khloe, Konnor, Keegan, Jada, Jesenia, Henry, and Harrison; great-great-grandchild: Luella, sister, Martha Walter of Stanton; brothers, Everette Lee and wife Betty of Bedford, and Carl Lee and wife Sandra of Clarinda; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Woodard and husband John of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Frances Petrucelli of New Jersey; brother-in-law, Jesse Delaney of Utah; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Published by The Red Oak Express from Aug. 16 to Aug. 24, 2021.
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