James S. Lee

  • Born: February 9, 1940
  • Died: December 8, 2016
  • Location: Columbus, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral & Cremation Services, Columbus

146 South Dickason Boulevard
Columbus, WI 53925

Tel. (920) 623-3150

Tribute & Message From The Family

James S. Lee of Columbus passed away on December 8th, 2016, at the age of 76.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Diana, children: Tom (Mary) Lee of Sun Prairie, daughter-in-law, Carrie Lee of Fall River, Sherri (Greg Van Deventer) Rucker of Edgerton, Nichole (fiancé Jeremy Bailles) Higgins of Pardeeville, Tanya Higgins of Milwaukee, Calvin Higgins of Columbus, Dana Higgins of Texas, and Chelsea (Matt) Huebner of Columbus. Jim is also survived by his sister, Janet (Tom) Block of Lancaster, brothers-in-law: Steven (Connie) Martinson of Randolph, John Martinson of Rio, Chris (Sara) Martinson of Deforest, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvel and Margaret (Bell) Lee, his brother, Charles, his son Doug, his father and mother-in-law, Lester and Darlene Martinson, and his sister-n-law Cynthia Ebert.

Jim was born on February 9th, 1940 and lived in Columbus his entire life. He had worked many years as an independent truck driver. He also owned and operated the Westside Inn before it became Club 60.

Jim was well known for helping his family and friends with just about anything. He enjoyed working on cars, going to auctions, and spending time with loved ones. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.

A memorial gathering will take place at the Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 from 10:00a.m. until noon with the memorial service to follow.

Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice.

The family would like to thank UW Hospital physicians and nursing staff for the wonderful care provided to Jim during his final days.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Joe & Erica Keip

Posted by Joe Keip - Cambria, WI - Neighbor   December 19, 2016

The Moore family didn't hear of Jim's passing until Tuesday night - after his service. Terry, Ralph, Marsha and I surely would have paid our respects had we known. Our personal sincere sympathy to Diana and Janet particularly, and Tom, Sherri, and Carrie. The Hampden neighborhood will not be the same.

Posted by Nancy Miller - Columbus, WI - Neighbor   December 14, 2016

You have my sincere sympathy Jim will be miss by all who knew him.
Kay Ringelstetter

Posted by Kay Rigelstetter - Sun Prairie, WI - Friend   December 13, 2016

So sorry to hear of Jim Passing away. I do plan on attending his memorial. Will be nice to see everybody again!

Posted by kATHRYN Bell French - Pardeeville, WI - Family   December 10, 2016

Our heartfelt sympathy to the family. May God's eternal light shine upon him.

Posted by Diancin Family - Wautoma, WI - Acquaintance   December 09, 2016

So very sorry for your loss!!!! Thoughts and prayers with your family!!!
Love to all,
Joe and Char Corliss

Posted by Joe & Char Corliss - Hancock, WI   December 09, 2016

May find some comfort during this difficult time knowing friends care

Posted by Marcella Woodward - DeForest, WI - Family Friend   December 09, 2016

Our thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Anna Storkson    December 09, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Kathy Ladwig

Posted by Kathy Ladwig - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Family Friend   December 09, 2016

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