Charles Lee

Charles John Lee

Friday, April 26th, 1940 - Friday, November 13th, 2020
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Charles John “Chuck” Lee, 80, of Dubuque, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at Prairie Ridge of Galena.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, and will be announced. Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd. is entrusted with arrangements.

Charles was born April 26, 1940 in Iowa City, IA, the son of Charles Henry and Genevieve (Ney) Lee. He married Virginia Burns on September 22, 1962 at 1st Presbyterian Church in Dubuque. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2000. Later in life, he married Jill Shanahan, and she preceded him in death on October 12, 2019.
He served his country with the U.S. Army. Chuck was employed at John Deere Dubuque Works for many years.

He was a man of deep faith, and he served as a deacon and elder on church session at 1st Presbyterian for many years. Chuck had a friendly personality, and was known to make friends wherever he went. He was an avid fan of the Cubs and the Bears, and loved John Wayne and Abbot & Costello. His sweet tooth was legendary, and he had a nickname for everyone. Chuck was a loving father who was always there for his kids, and enjoyed spoiling them. He was a bus driver for East Dubuque, which his kids thought was pretty great!

Later, he enjoyed being a grandpa, and had a special love for babies. He loved music and he would sing old songs and have a dance to go along with it. It always made people smile and laugh, especially his grandkids

Chuck is survived by five daughters, Lori (Steve) Burnes of Dubuque, Lisa (Jeff) Fuehrer of WI, Lynn (Mike) Sutter of Dubuque, Amy Lee of TN, and Amber (Ellis) Scruggs of TN; his grandchildren, Amanda (Adam) Hefel, Erik, Kaitlyn, and Alexander Burnes, Grace and Grant Fuehrer, Caden and Max Sutter, Meghan (fiance Eric) and Jordan Timmerman, Nick, Ashleigh, Zach, and Keeghan Bergman, Isaiah, Bailey, and Kaden Fensterman, and Elijah and Tyler Scruggs; his great-grandchildren, Colin and Clayton Hefel, Karleigh, A.J., and Jack Burnes, and Elias and Matthew Huegerich; and Jill’s children, Chris (Tanya) Shanahan and Nick (Andrea) Shanahan and their daughter Norah, all of Cedar Rapids.

In addition to his first and second wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Lois Bergman; his grandson Jaden Scruggs, and his siblings, Anita, Roberta, Bobby, and Randy.
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Sheila Sedler-Trapp

Posted at 12:12pm
I got to know Chuck and Daisy because my Ziggy just loved Daisy. We were neighbors in Turnberry for many years. When Chuck or Jill was out with Daisy I would stop and talk. Chuck was such a kind and thoughtful man. It was evident how much he loved his family, Daisy, his country and sports! Our sympathy to Chuck's entire family. Sheila & 'Ziggy' Trapp - 609 Woodland Ridge

Sue Michel

Posted at 03:10pm
Chuck was my next door neighbor on Woodland Ridge for 15 years and I could not have asked for a kinder or more thoughtful neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Sue Michel
G Posted at 10:30pm

My sympathy to his girls and families. Also to the Shanahan boys.

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