In loving memory of

Michael Edward Lee Jr.
May 30, 1943 - August 23, 2020

MOUNT PLEASANT- Michael Edward Lee Jr., age 77 of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, died Sunday August 23, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Michael was born May 30, 1943, in Monmouth, Illinois, the son of Michael Edward Lee Sr and Phyllis Carter. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1962. On February 8, 1964, he married Delores Norman, they had 4 children together and later divorced. On February 28, 1987, he was united in marriage to Virginia Dold Smith. Michael made his home in the Burlington and Mount Pleasant communities. He worked as a welder for General Electric for many years, as well as helped farm for his uncle Ludwig Foresman.
Michael was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He enjoyed having coffee at Dickies with the guys. He enjoyed racing cars, watching NASCAR and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Survivors include his wife Virginia; 5 daughters: Michele Mosena of Vero Beach, FL; Robin (Craig) Davis of Vero Beach, FL; Angela (Juan) Aguirre of Brazoria, TX; Korie (Sean) Matthew of Vero Beach, FL; and Robin Smith of Mount Pleasant, IA; 14 grandchildren: Tyler, Zachary and Katie Mosena; Courtney and Ryan Jones; Brittney King; Jacob and Dustin Bassett; Juan and Alessandra Aguirre; Sean Matthew Jr; Hailee Matthew; Hannah and Sully Dameron; 15 great grandchildren and a sister; Patricia Lee of Bentonsville, AR and his dog Nicholas.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Benjamin Mosena.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 28, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant. Rev. Paul Connolly will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, with family present from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on St. Alphonsus YouTube channel: "St. Al's MP Livestream." Masks are required for attendance of the funeral mass. A memorial fund has been established for Midwest Old Threshers and St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Michael and his family.


Cheryl Rich wrote on Aug 27, 2020:

"Enjoyed Michael stopping in to say hello when ever he was at the store. He was such a friendly guy. Ginnie if you need anything let me know. "

Ron Layer wrote on Aug 26, 2020:

"Always a pleasure to run into Mike, and exchange stories. Great sense of humor and easy to like. So sorry Ginnie for your loss. Life is sometimes just not long enough. "

Maurice Foresman wrote on Aug 25, 2020:

"We are all saddened by Mikie?s passing. We spent a lot of time together on the farm. Mike could fix anything! Three things defined Michael hard work, love of his family, and his Faith. I know as he reunites with his Mom And Dad they will have much to visit about. I hope in Heaven they have farming so he and Dad can work together again. God Bless you my Bother and may The Perpetual Light Shine upon You. Maurice"

Bruce & Bev Schneider wrote on Aug 25, 2020:

"We will remember all of the times we all had together. You were a very a special and giving man. We will miss you. God Bless"

Bernie & Brenda Lee wrote on Aug 24, 2020:

"Goodby cousin. I have known you all my life. Anytime we got to see one another I loved it and was always looking forward to it. Brenda and I will miss you terribly. Our prayers go out to Jinny and the rest of your family. God Bless you and your family. May Your Soul Rest In Peace."