March 22, 1926 - January 8, 2022
Ben A. Lee Sr, of Freeport passed away Jan 8th, 2022, at home, Ben was born March 22nd, 1926 to Benjamin Alexander and Harriett McClain Lee of Lakeland FL. Ben became an Air Force Flight Engineer in WWII and went on to graduate from the University of Florida in 1949. He was active in church, American Legion of Warren IL and Scottish Rites Freemasonry in Freeport. He was the owner of the Mobil Stations on W. Galena and Lee’s Auto Repair and shared this knowledge, teaching the Powder Puff Mechanics classes at Highland Community College in Freeport. He also drove the Senior Citizen Bus for several years after he retired. Ben was always one to stay busy and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and motorcycle riding. Surviving is Son: Kurt A. Lee of Freeport; Daughters Judith I. (Ian P.) Bradley of Freeport; Susan E. Lee of Freeport; Foster Son: Barry Wright of German Valley IL; Sister Margaret Ward of O’Brien FL; Grandchildren: Katrina L. Diddens (Tim Atkinson) of Danielsville GA; Allison D. (Steve) Vaccaro of Oshkosh WI; Kevin Calam of Freeport; Ariel Calam; Megan Lee of Lawrenceville GA; Jennifer (Andy) Aguirre of Milner GA; Stepchildren: Thomas (Cathy) Diddens of Freeport; Dale (Shelly) Diddens of Freeport; David Diddens of Stockton IL; Debra (Kevin) Engler of Houston TX; Denise (Bruce) Dykstra of Apple River IL; Janice (Ron) Beckett of Rosco IL; Roger Seefeldt of Freeport; Richard Seefeldt of Ridott IL; Mary Seefeldt of Freeport; Jeff (Jodi) Seefeldt of Pearl City IL; Step Grandchildren: Traci Diddens; Ray Diddens; Mark Diddens; Mary Jo Kerr; Bobbie Chamberlin; Stephen Chamberlin; Jared Engler; Julie Engler; Joey Engler; Abby Dykstra; Laure (Mike) Vernam; Ian, Sadie, Maggie & Emmit Seefeldt-Swanson Great Grandchildren: Kavan, Lathan & Brayan Atkinson; Max & Leo Vaccaro; Step Great Grandchildren: Omar Diddens; Ach Sandy; Jake & Carson Diddens; Kara, Cole & Graci Kerr; Paige, Alivia & Emma Chamberlin; Ash, Rogan, Dade, Persephone & Rory Dykstra; Lincoln Engler; Jacob Hudler Memorial funds will be donated to FHN Hospice, Warren War Memorial and the American Legion in Warren IL. Preceded in death by his parents: Benjamin Alexander and Harriett McClain Lee; Wives: Edith S. Woodhouse Lee; Joanne Diddens Lee; Lucille E. Seefeldt Lee; Sons: Kevin Lloyd Lee; Ben Alex Lee Jr.; Brother: Malcom Lee; Sister: Clara Wells. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday January 15, 2022, at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home. Visitation from noon until the time of service with a 1:30 p.m. Masonic service. Memorial funds will be donated to FHN Hospice, Warren War Memorial and the American Legion in Warren IL.
Ben A. Lee Sr, of Freeport passed away Jan 8th, 2022, at home, Ben was born March 22nd, 1926 to Benjamin Alexander and Harriett McClain Lee of Lakeland FL. Ben became an Air Force Flight Engineer in WWII and went on to graduate from the University... View Obituary & Service Information
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