Richard Ivan Lee, 72, of Clare passed away Mon. May 28th at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland. Mr. Lee was born March 27, 1940 in Coldwater Twp., Isabella Co., MI to Harry Albert Lee and Grace (Hart) Lee. He was a 1959 graduate of Evart High School and had been a Clare area resident since 1995. Mr. Lee had worked in the Lansing area and was fire fighter for Delta Twp. near Lansing. He attended various churches and enjoyed old tractors and farm equipment.
Richard is survived by his wife, Theresa Lee of Clare, his sister, Martha (John) Cordtz of Howard City, 3 brothers, Jesse (Lorene) Lee of Grand Haven, Harry Lee of Clare, Dave (Mary) Lee of Clare, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jill, and a sister, Elinar Manley.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm Friday June 1st at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart with Pastor Pete Gellatt officiating. Visitation will take place 12:00 noon until time of services. Internment will be in the Sylvan Twp. Cemetery, Osceola Co., MI. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Diabetes Association.