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-John Lloyd Lee-

John “Lloyd” Lee, 94, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at the Carrington Place in Muscatine. Funeral services were on Friday, July 25, 2008 at the Faith United Church of Christ. Pastor Teressa Clark officiated the services. Burial was in Cranston Cemetery. Casketbearers were Jacob Neels, Nathan Neels, Chester Hafner, Gary Hafner, Rob Miedema and Chuck Snoap. Honorary casketbearers were Charlie Morrison, Christian Neels, Lonnie Paullins and Dick Salemink. Following the services at the church, a time of food and fellowship was held at the Faith United Church of Christ. Visitation for Lloyd was held on Thursday, July 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Memorials may be directed to the Letts Library Fund or the Childrens’s Library Fund at the Faith United Church of Christ in memory of Lloyd. Sympathy notes may be left for the Lee family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

John Lloyd Lee was born on June 12, 1914 in Muscatine, the son of John R. and Hattie B. (Meeker) Lee. On June 7, 1936 John was united in marriage to Marian Paullins in Ryan, Iowa. Following Marian’s death on December 11, 1989, John was united in marriage to Wandalene Paullins on July 17, 1991 in Nashua. John farmed in the Letts area and also worked for Thermogas. Lloyd was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ, Farm Bureau, and was an original member of the L-M School Board from 1960 – 1969 and was a Cedar Township Trustee. He also enjoyed golfing, playing cards and was an avid Cubs fan. .

John will be deeply missed by his wife, Wanda of Muscatine; two sons, Thomas L. Lee and his wife, Mary of The Villages, Florida and Richard A. Lee and his wife, Pam of Letts; one daughter, Peggy J. Colton and her husband, David of Muscatine; three step-sons, David J. Eckberg and his wife, Kathy of Denton, Texas, Douglas L. Eckberg and his wife, Rose Ellen of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Daniel M. Eckberg and his wife, Susie of Grapevine, Texas; two step-daughters, Diane S. Benge and her husband, Larry of Crockett, Texas and Debra J. Schnack and her husband, Robert of Gold River, California; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and one brother, Edward Lee and his wife, Loretta of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marian, of over 50 years, one son, John Lee and three brothers, Donald Lee, Paul Lee and Ike Lee.

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