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Joan "Marie" Lee

Joan "Marie" Lee

November 19, 2017

Joan Marie Lee, age 77, passed away on November 19, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Bloomer.

Joan Marie was born on January 13, 1940, in Belvidere, IL, the daughter of Francis and Leota (Niss) Bryant.

She was raised and educated in Belvidere area. She married Curtis "Curt" Lee on March 3, 1956, in Belvidere, IL. Marie was 16 and Curt 19. They were married for 61 years. They moved to New Auburn, WI in 1964, where they eventually built their home.

Marie enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers and animals of all sorts. She would spend hours watching wildlife. She even made it to the casinos every now and then, sometimes sneaking off all alone or sometimes with Mel. Marie and Curt actually did ok with their gambling.

Marie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma and all-around homemaker. She loved everyone no matter what. Marie had many close friends whom she loved unconditionally.

Marie is survived by her husband, Curtis of New Auburn; children, Valerie Annette (Steve) Burton of Bloomer, Charles Francis (Paula) Lee of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Staci, Steph, Sammi, Tyler and Curtis; five great grandchildren, Maleah, Annemarie, Jordan, Parker, and Kai.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; son, Joseph Lee; sister, Virginia Carol Bryant Sandeen; brother, Lloyd Laverne Bryant.

The family would like to thank everyone who assisted with Joan Marie’s care at Mayo Clinic Health System-Bloomer and Mayo Clinic Health System- Eau Claire and Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. They were wonderful and caring.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home, Bloomer.

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, Bloomer is serving the family.


1-3 Saturday, DECEMBER 9, 2017, at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.

Florist Information

All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9.


  • mary and bruce kezerle We are so sorry for the loss of Marie.
    She was a wonderful warm loving person Everyone should have a Marie Lee in their life Bruce and I and my girls will miss her . Thoughts and prayers to all of you

    December 1 at 9:27am

  • Mike Sandeen As a wife, mother and grandmother she was I’m sure in Gods eyes pure perfection. As my aunt I’m going to miss a very special person God gave me the honor to share my life with.

    November 29 at 6:46pm

  • Sally Lee Baker Marie was a special sister-in-law. I remember her especially for her kindness, love and nonjudgmental attitude. We're sending our love and prayers. Ted and Sally

    November 28 at 2:26pm

  • Kevin & Carol Babbitt Curtie, so sorry to hear about Marie. One great lady. Hope you are doing okay. Thinking of you.

    November 22 at 3:57PM

  • Curtis Lee Secret message Marie left in small heart shaped locket neckless

    I Love you ALL.

    Wife , mom , Gramma

    November 22 at 2:54PM

  • Dale Frank My sincerest condolences Kurt. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I will cherish the hours that we spent side-by-side at the Corner Cafe. She would often save me a seat! She was a genuinely nice person that we will miss very much.

    November 22 at 11:44AM

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