Dr. Robert Lee

Dr. Robert Lee

Dr. Robert Edward Lee, 92, died Jan. 22, 2020 in Sioux City.

Prayer Services were held Sunday, Jan. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point with Father Joe Vogel officiating. Funeral Services were Monday, Jan. 27, at the church with interment at the Elk Point Cemetery immediately following.

Robert Lee was born Sept. 29, 1927 in Tyndall, SD to John L. and Frances A. (Saunders) Lee. He grew up in Tyndall and served honorably in the Army after graduating from high school. He met Jannice Geraldine Morin while attending Southern State College. They married in 1950. Their family journey commenced in Chicago, IL and traversed through South Dakota, Maryland, Ohio and Texas before returning to South Dakota to enjoy retirement.

Dr. Lee graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1952. After practicing podiatry for several years, he joined the Veterans Administration.

His story-telling talents were well known around town, particularly during morning coffee. He took great satisfaction in giving back to his community through his active service at the American Legion, Elks and providing podiatry care services at the VA and Prairie Estates.

Dr. Lee is survived by his wife; his children, Margaret Ann (Bertrand) L’Homme, Robert Mark Lee, Rochelle Francis (Raimondo) Lopez, Donna Jean (Jae) Fielding and Charles Edward Lee; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jon Roy Lee; a daughter, Katherine Lee; a sister, Evelyn Zimmerman; and a brother, John Lee.

Kober Funeral Home of Elk Point has been entrusted with the services. Condolences may be made online at www.koberfuneralhome.com