(formerly of Colton)
December 10, 2022
Gerald Norman Lee, age 99, a longtime resident of Dearborn MI, passed away on December 10, 2022, at Angela Hospice Center Livonia. He was born on February 14, 1923, in Colton, the son of Tomena (Thompson) and Otto Lee. He grew up in the Colton are where he received his education, graduating from Colton High School in 1940 and Confirmation from First Lutheran Church June 26, 1938.
Gerald married Olivette M. Perry on February 28, 1942, in Detroit, MI. In 1949 they moved to Dearborn where they lived their entire married lives. Olivette passed in 2004.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in WWII, from which he was Honorably Discharged January 15, 1946. Immediately following his discharge, Gerald was employed at Werth & Martell Auto Service 1946-1967; then in 1967 until his retirement in 1989 with Ford Motor Company in their Dearborn Service Research Center as their Service Manager. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Gerald was a caring person who enjoyed family gatherings, an avid gardener and enjoyed playing pinochle. He was a member of the VFW.
He is survived by his three children, Terry R. (Sherry) Lee, Timothy A. (Patricia), and Suzanne Lee Brindley. Gerald is remembered by his seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Olivette; four brothers: Russell, Vincent, Lavern and Norbert; three sisters: Bernice, Genevieve and Arleen.
Visitation and services were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dearborn MI, on December 14. Interment will be at the Minnehaha Cemetery, Colton. A memorial service will be held in Colton at a later date.
If desired memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 21915 Beech St., Dearborn,
MI 48124. (313-561-0168). Online condolences may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church at www.stpaul-dearborn.org.
Interment provided by Minnehaha Funeral Home