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Glenn Norman Lee

d. July 25, 2022

January 7, 1928 ~ July 25, 2022


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Thursday, July 28, 2022

2:00 – 8:00 PM

Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home

Shelby, IA

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Family will greet friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM


Friday, July 29, 2022

10:30 AM

First Presbyterian Church

Shelby, IA

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Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, IA


Wife – Phyllis Lee of Shelby, IA

3 Children – Rick (Kwicha) Lee of Omaha, NE

Patricia (James) Cumper of Avoca, IA

Tom (Brenda) Lee of Shelby, IA

8 Grandchildren

14 Great-grandchildren

7 Great-great-grandchildren

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Glenn Norman Lee, the son of Bert William and Mildred Maria (Boysten) Lee, was born on January 7, 1928, in Madrid, Iowa. He graduated from Swaledale (Iowa) High School. He entered the United States Navy on January 3, 1951, and on December 30, 1951, married Phyllis Rae Bramsen at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thornton, Iowa. Following his honorable discharge on November 15, 1954, Glenn continued the machinist career he began in the service by doing tool and die work. In 1978, Glenn and Phyllis moved to Shelby, Iowa, where they made their home.

Glenn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shelby. He was also a longtime active member of the American Legion Post #240 in Shelby, and had attended the most recent meeting, held in June 2022. Glenn restored Farmall “H” tractors and one John Deere tractor with the assistance of his grandson, Cameron. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and the couple spent several summers at the Cloud 9 Campground in West Plains, Missouri. Above all, Glenn loved spending time with his family, and especially treasured moments spent with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Glenn N. Lee died on Monday, July 25, 2022, at Avoca Specialty Care in Avoca, Iowa. He had reached the age of 94 years, 6 months, and 18 days.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Charles Lee; six brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Phyllis Lee of Shelby, Iowa; three children, Rick (Kwicha) Lee of Omaha, Nebraska, Patricia (James) Cumper of Avoca, Iowa, and Tom (Brenda) Lee of Shelby, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Heather, Kristy, Cameron, Brian, Beth, Beau, Samantha, and Chelsea; 14 great-grandchildren, Danny, Zach, Payge, Callum, Connor, Wyatt, Terra, Laird, Ashley, Jessica, Austin, Washington, Hadley, and Addy Grace; seven great-great-grandchildren, Jesse, Aubree, Carter, Brexley, Delanee, Kinsley, and Huxley; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on Friday, July 29, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church in Shelby, Iowa, with Pastor Carol Fox officiating. Georgene Juhl, Deb Rosenow, Kathy Schumacher, and Sandi Fiandalo were the service musicians. Honorary casket bearers were Callum Fearing, Laird Buboltz, Connor Fearing, Danny Bundenthal, and Zach Bundenthal. Active bearers were Brian Buboltz, Brian Lee, Rand Bundenthal, Beau Fearing, Cameron Fearing, and Ryan Morrison. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post #240, Shelby, Iowa, and burial was in the Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Inc. in Shelby, Iowa, assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left online at
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