Glen H. Lee, 99, began enjoying his life in heaven with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 24, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1918 in Bingham Township, Leelanau County, to Albert Ackley Lee and Hannah Ulvund Lee. Lee Point near Suttons Bay is named for his family.
His parents predeceased him, as did his baby sister, Alice Mildred Lee; two brothers, Donovan Albert Lee and Ivan "Ike" Wendall Lee; and two unnamed infants.
On Aug. 24, 1951 Glen married Dorothy Ione Morse, and they enjoyed their married life together until just a few days before their 65th anniversary when the Lord took Dorothy home to be with him in August 2016. Glen and Dorothy raised three sons who survive them, Larry (Keri) Lee, Loren (Amber) Lee and Allen (Vicky) Lee. Also surviving them are seven grandchildren, Trevor, Samantha, Jamie, Lauren, Marleigh, Morgan and Sydney Lee; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In May 1941 Glen was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served for the duration of World War II until October 1945. He served as a cook for a searchlight unit in Hawaii immediately following Pearl Harbor, later serving as a chaplain's assistant with a radar unit in England, crossing the Channel into Normandy on D-Day Plus One, and on to the Battle of the Bulge until the end of the war in Europe.
Glen finished high school after the war, eventually becoming the first licensed practical nurse in Michigan and working at the Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital for 26 years, as well as six interim years at Jackson State Prison, retiring from the psychiatric hospital in 1980.
He served in various capacities for many years at his church, College Terrace Wesleyan, in Traverse City but spent 26 winters in the warmer climate of Florida. Glen had the heart of a servant, quietly bringing pleasure to many with meals, knitted or crocheted gifts and literally thousands of dozens of home-baked cookies. His gentle spirit will be greatly missed!
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at The Journey Wesleyan Church in Traverse City. Burial will take place at a later date at the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions made in Glen's name to The Journey Wesleyan Church, 2825 South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Kindly share thoughts and memories with Glen's family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
Published on September 27, 2017