Richard M. Lee


Birth: May 26th, 1923
Death: July 19th, 2016
Age: 93 years
Residence:East Tawas, Michigan
High School:Oscoda High School - 1941
College:University of Madison Wisconsin -
Degree:Banking
Survived By: Richard is survived by his loving family, Karen Alda of East Tawas, and Bryan Lee of East Tawas; 4 grandchildren, Sarah (Shawn) Abraham of Gaylord, Nikolas (Amanda) Alda of Oscoda, Seth (Amy) Alda of Oscoda, and Tyler Alda of Oscoda; 5 great grandchildren, Connor, Keaton and Kynlee Abraham and Gabriel and Lucas Alda; 1 sister, Vera LaVigne of Bay City; 1 sister in law, Marie Lee of Oscoda; 1 brother in law, Bernard Gauthier of Florida; many nieces, nephews,
 
Served In: Army
 

Richard Marvin Lee, of East Tawas, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Iosco County Medical Care Facility in Tawas Township, Michigan, age 93 years.  Richard was born on May 26, 1923 in Glennie to William and Mary (McDonald) Lee.  He graduated from Oscoda High School Class of 1941 and continued his education at the University of Madison Wisconsin in Banking where he received his Bachelor’s Degree.  He married his wife, Audrey Olson on November 23, 1946 at the Abigail Swedish Lutheran Church in East Tawas.  They were the last couple to be married in that church before the congregation moved to the current Grace Lutheran Church in East Tawas.  Richard was a branch manager at People’s State Bank for 20 + years and at Farmer’s Merchants in Hale for 5 + years before retiring in May of 1985.  Richard was a member of the Housing Commission Board, he was a master woodworker, he built his first home that he still owned and lived in. Richard enjoyed fishing and spending time with his kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Richard was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church, he had a strong faith in God and was very involved at church where he gave countless hours of devotion and service within the many church groups.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Richard is survived by his two loving children, Karen Alda of East Tawas, and Bryan Lee of East Tawas;  4 grandchildren, Sarah (Shawn) Abraham of Gaylord, Nikolas (Amanda) Alda of Oscoda, Seth (Amy) Alda of Oscoda, and Tyler Alda of Oscoda; 5 great grandchildren, Connor, Keaton and Kynlee Abraham and Gabriel and Lucas Alda; 1 sister, Vera LaVigne of Bay City; 1 sister in law, Marie Lee of Oscoda; 1 brother in law, Bernard Gauthier of Florida; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.  Richard is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his son in law Don Alda and siblings; Aleta, Ida, Kenneth, Gene, Roy and Josephine.  Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Grace Lutheran Church in East Tawas with Reverend Matthew Carpenter officiating.  His family will welcome friends at the church on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service.  Interment will take place in the Wilber Township Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider giving to the Grace Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be shared at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com



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