Obituaries

Shirley M. Lee

May 13, 1925 - July 12, 2019

Shirley M. Lee

Obituary

Shirley M. Lee, 94, of Garden Prairie, IL, passed away on July 12, 2019 in Belvidere, IL. She was born on May 13, 1925 to William and Theresa Nimtz in Rockford, IL. Shirley graduated from Harlem High School with the class of 1943. Not long after, she married the love of her life, Raymond Lee, on August 8, 1945 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL.

Shirley worked as Lincoln Elementary School’s secretary for many years and was well known there. Many children truly adored and respected her. She continued to receive great compliments as the students became adults. Previously, she had worked at the Midwest Bottle Cap factory. Shirley was a member of the Garden Prairie Grange and Immanuel Lutheran Church for years. She also played an accordion with Merry Melodies Band at Flora Grand for several years.

She was the best mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother any family could ever want. She was a dear friend to many neighbors and friends and will be truly missed.

Shirley is loved and will be missed by her children, Gail (Rich) Nelson and Gary Lee; grandchildren, Heather Nelson, Wendy Nelson, Kerrie (Paul) Floyd, and Brian (Shannon) Lee; and great-grandchildren, Justin and Maddy Lee.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; siblings, Raymond Nimtz, Ronald Nimtz, and Russell Nimtz; daughter-in-law, Norma Lee; and 7 Lee Brother-in-laws.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL, 61008, with Rev. Roger Pollock officiating.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to Northwoods Care Centre for their care and support. Memorials in Shirley’s name may be made out to the family to establish a memorial at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Friday, July 19, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL, 61008, with Rev. Roger Pollock officiating.

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We’re so very sorry to just learn of your mom’s passing
She was one of the dearest sweetest ladies we’ve ever known. You were blessed to have her. God’s love & peace

Bob & Judy Brenner 2019-07-28T21:49:25

I am sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Love to help with crafts and loved her bingo. I will miss her. I did think of her as my grandma. Again i give my condolences to the hole family

Brandi Johnson 2019-07-20T17:59:54

Dear Lee and Nelson families, I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed joshing with Mrs. Lee when we’d meet up in town. She was a Boone County treasure. With you in spirit as you say good bye. Love, Lori Nilsen

Lorel Nilsen 2019-07-20T11:02:31

Iam so sorry for your loss. Shirley was one of my favorite residents and was the sweetest lady. May she rest in peace

Alexandra 2019-07-17T10:16:38

Gary, Gail and Families,
So sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I think of her at Christmas time when I make her chocolate fudge.
As days go by, May your sorrows turn into happy memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all.

Candy (Yerk) Koelling 2019-07-16T19:21:35

Kerrie & Paul, Brian & Shannon & family & Gary: Mrs. Lee was one of a kind and the most caring in my years at Lincoln School. Even in the years after, she would remember me. Thinking of you all and knowing you all have a guardian angel watching over you!!!
Lincoln Leopards!!

Katie (Blatchford) DiNicola 2019-07-16T09:40:03

Our thoughts are with your family! She was a great lady and her legacy will live on.

Gary & Betty Blatchford 2019-07-16T09:33:01

Gary Gail and family I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom meant the world to us. Our whole family loved her. She will be greatly missed.

Lee Ann Calzavara 2019-07-15T19:40:37

Gary, Gail and family… our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you all. I don’t have to tell you what a special lady Shirley was. I loved growing up next to her and the many special times we spent together. I’ll miss our visits and chats. She always had such a smile and positive outlook on life. Please let us know if you need anything at all. Much love, Anita and family.

John and Anita Feltes 2019-07-15T18:38:01

Gail, Heather and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother. My heart goes out to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Malva Craft

Malva Craft 2019-07-15T18:24:00

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