In loving memory of

Garry Lee
November 25, 1938 - June 23, 2020

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Garry Lee, 81, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Lutheran Living.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Letts Cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Reverend Chris Weber will officiate. Memorials may be made to Ss. Mary's and Mathias Church, Ss. Mary's and Mathias School, or UnityPoint Hospice. Online condolences may be made at
Garry was born on November 25, 1938, in Muscatine, the son of William Ward and Mable Fry Lee. He married Judy Chaudoin on March 4, 1967, at St. Mathias Church in Muscatine.

Garry served in the United States Air Force for 20 years before retiring. He then worked for the City of Muscatine performing housing maintenance for over 17 years. Garry enjoyed collecting H.O. trains. He loved his grandchildren and his many dogs.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Judy of Muscatine; two daughters, Sandra Place and her husband, Mark, of Navarre, Florida, and Suzanne Ozsalar of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Mallory Place, Tanner Place, and Leigh Ozsalar; one sister Shirley Page of California; sisters-in-law, Betty Lee, Sheila Chaudoin, and Mary Wagner and her husband, John; and many nieces and nephews.

Garry was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kevin in 1976; three brothers, Dale, Lloyd, and William; one sister, Wanda Salemink; and two brothers-in-law, Jeff Page and Dick Salemink.


Julia Noll Strause wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"We were honored to have him as a part of our family. Our family reunions will not quite be the same. Love, Aunt Julia Strause."

LeslieWatson wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"Judy so sorry to hear this! He was an amazing man and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Rebecca Ernst wrote on Jun 27, 2020:

"Dear Judy, I am so sorry for your loss of Garry. He was such a nice man and I liked seeing him and you every 6 months. I think about you often as I drive by your house almost daily going to work. Hugs !!! Becky "

Nancy Roberson wrote on Jun 26, 2020:

"Dear Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy Stuart Roberson"

Jane Daufeldt wrote on Jun 26, 2020:

"Dear Judy and family, You have my sincere condolences in your loss. My prays and thoughts are with you all. May you find peace and joy in your memories of Garry. God bless! Jane"

Sherrie Buelow Frieden wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

"Judy, So sorry to hear about. You and your family will be in my prayers."

Dolly Ross Hidlebaugh wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

" Judy, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Garry. I know how hard it is right now, but trust me, It will get better. Just remember all of the good and wonderful times that you have had together. I never met Garry, but having known you over the years, he must have been a real jewel. May the Lord continue to Bless you and your family and hold you close to his heart during the difficult time. PRAYERS AND HUGS "

Larry Rada wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

"We were best friends in high school.I am sorry I did not keep in touch over the years. Judy I am sorry for your loss.May God bless you & your family."

Vera Edwards wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

"Our deepest condolences to you and your family . Vera and Tim"

Kris LeMaster wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

"Judy, Sandy and Suzanne and families, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kris (Reifert) LeMaster"

Tara Korthaus wrote on Jun 24, 2020:

"Oh Judy and family, I'm so sorry to hear the news of Garry! He was an awesome man! Judy if you need anything, please call me!! Love you all!"