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Mark A. Lee

November 4, 2019 | 12 comments

Mark A. Lee, 68, of Prairie Du Chein, passed away unexpectedly on November, 3, 2019 in his home.  He was born on May, 10, 1951 to Nordahl and Rosene Lee.

Mark was one of the most kind and generous people you would ever meet.  He deeply loved his family and was loved deeply in return.  Mark had a great sense of humor.  He loved travelling, skiing, and golf.  He served his church, St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in many ways and had a very strong faith.  He will be sorely missed.

Mark is survived by his siblings, David (Janet) Lee of Randle, WA; Jeanne (Dan) Clark of River Falls, WI; four nephews, one niece; and one great niece. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry J Lee; and nephew, Jason Lee.

A celebration of Mark’s life will be held on Dec 7th, 2019 from 2-5 at the Prairie du Chien Country Club, 38485 US-18, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.



  1. Linda Berger Bethauser

    I am so sorry for your loss. He worked so hard after Larry’s passing and top of all of the flooding by his home. A hardworking kind soul God has recieved. I guess now he can rest. God bless his memory. May your memories bring your heart some peace. Sorry again.

  2. Roxanne Blankenship

    You have my sincere sympathy at the loss of Mark.
    He was a very caring person and neighbor at the river.

    • Jeanne (Lee) Clark

      The family of Mark Lee appreciates all the special condolences and fond memories expressed on this sight as well as others who have contacted us personally about Mark. He was one of a kind and we miss him every day. We know he has found the perfect place to kick back after a perfect game.

  3. Lynne Tower

    Mark you will be missed by so so many people we will miss you at work not just as co-workers but as true friends may after all the trying times in your life in the past couple of years will you finally be out of pain.
    I will miss you so much my friend and your sense of humor may you have that golf game in the heavens forever.

  4. Pat Anderson Strittmater

    To Mark’s family: Mark graduated one year before me from Westby High School, and I believe my mother (Hazel Lee Anderson) was distantly related to your dad. I’ll always remember how kind and funny Mark was. Although I haven’t seen him in years, I feel so sad to hear about his death. Rest in peace, Mark. Gone too soon.

  5. Michelle and Justin Blankenship

    Our condolences to your family. Mark was a very caring and nice neighbor. He will be missed.

  6. Vickie(Larson) Knutson

    My sympathy to the family. Mark graduated with me and our lockers were close together,so we greeted each other every morning. He was kind and caring soul.

  7. Gordon Buros

    My Condolences to the family………….Mark was a GREAT person. As a fellow classmate in WHS, we had many good memories together. He will be sadly missed

    • Paul Gulsvig

      Mark and I had an amazing relationship in high school and the years of college and beyond. Mark was my best man in our marriage. We enjoyed choir, band, school plays and countless trips to the New Villa for their Friday night Fish Special. Because we would leave after Mark finished chores, we always arrived to an overflow restaurant. Mark would give his name for our reservation. For the past 40 plus years, I have always given “Mark Lee” as my name when needing to leave a name for a reservation. No one could spell my name but they never asked how to spell, “Mark Lee.” Our Christmas was never complete until Mark would come to our house where my mom had prepared his favorite bar. Again, for the past 50 years, we have always celebrated with “The Mark Lee Bars.” My all-time favorite memory was Christmas our Senior year of high school. Our Explorer Troop had a fundraiser that involved Santa Claus bringing presents to young kids at their homes. Mark made a perfect Santa Claus and it was my job to take him from house to house. I have never enjoyed watching the interaction between Mark, as Santa and those wide-eyed young people. There was not a nicer, caring and hilarious friend. He is now playing golf and enjoying a cup of coffee and visiting with my mom while they enjoy “Mark Lee Bars!”

      • Jeanne Clark

        Thank you so much Paul. He often spoke of your friendship. I recall the Santa story. We were home for Xmas and he scared Chad our little one at the time. Describe the Mark Lee bars for me.

  8. Bud and Linda Pease

    My husband and I are deeply sad to hear of Mark’s recent unexpected passing. Mark has been a lifelong friend since he first came to Grinnell and taught school with my husband. Even though he left to pursue new careers he always kept in touch. We just recently spent time with Mark and now we are so blessed to have seen him. He seemed to be doing very well so this is a shock for us
    Please know he is missed.

  9. Irene Wood

    I am so sorry to hear of Mark passing away. He and I went to school together all 12 years. Have great memories of him. He was such a kind person. My sympathy to all of you in this difficult time. Irene(Holen) Wood.


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