Lee, Robert J. “Bob”
Saginaw Twp., Michigan
Our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Brian’s House, surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old. Robert “Bob” J. Lee was born on November 17, 1930 in Saginaw to the late Raymond James and Marie J. (Thomas) Lee. Bob worked for his dad at their metalizing plant when he was young. He then honorably served his country with the United States Army, during the Korean War with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles. He met the love of his life on a blind date, and when he returned to Saginaw, he married Arlene A. Roeglin on August 7, 1954 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Zilwaukee. Together they celebrated 67 years of marriage. Bob then worked for General Motors as a 3rd shift, skilled trade’s journeyman, retiring on November 1, 1995 after 31 years of service. Bob took great pride in his yard. He enjoyed visiting the casino, hunting, fishing, playing cards, going to Higgins Lake and most of all spending time with his family.
Bob is survived by his wife, Arlene; children: Jean Lee, Debra Lee, Sandy (Brian) Dunham, Bob (Nan) Lee and Susan Lee; grandchildren: Shawn (Amanda) Dunham, Kelly Dunham, Amber Lee, Brook Lee, Austin Lee and Tara Lee; great grandchildren, Sophie and Archer Dunham; brother, William “Bill” Lee; sisters: Sharon (Don) Seaver and Carol Kietzman; many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara M. “Barb” Lee; sisters, Rosemary (Chip) Zumer, Patricia “Pat” (Jerry) Martin and an infant sister, Annabelle Lee; his brother: Ray Lee Jr.; brother-in-law, Bob Kietzman.
SERVICE: According to Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A prayer service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2022 at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Rev. Fr. Steve Gavit will officiate. Military Honors will follow the prayer service under the auspices of the United States Army.
VISITATION: Family and friends are welcome to visit at the funeral home on Monday, April 11, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Brian’s House, 664 W. Nebobish Road, Essexville, MI 48732. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com