CLARE – Richard Ivan Lee, 72, of Clare, passed away Mon. May 28 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland. Lee was born on March 27,1940 in Coldwater Twp., Isabella Co. to Harry Albert Lee and Grace (Hart) Lee. He was a 1959 graduate of Evart High School and had been a Clare area resident since 1995. Mr. Lee had worked in the Lansing area and was a firefighter for Delta Twp., near Lansing. He attended various churches and enjoyed old tractors and farm equipment.
Richard is survived by his wife, Theresa Lee of Claire, his sister, Martha (John) Cordtz of Howard City, three brothers, Jesse (Lorene) Lee of Grand Haven, Harry Lee of Clare, Dave (Mary) Lee of Clare, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jill, and a sister, Elinar Manley.