Joy L. Lee, 92

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Joy L. Lee, 92, of Austin, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at her home in the Primrose Retirement Communities in Austin.

Joy Lee

Joy Lucille Billick was born March 14, 1919, at Brookings, S.D., the daughter of Ralph and Iva (Bollman) Billick. Joy was married to Everett C. Lee on Sept. 26, 1937, at Byron, Minn. The Lees lived in Austin where Joy was a homemaker and seamstress as well as a much-loved wife, mother and grandmother. Joy was an active member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church where she was a member of the “Ladies Aide”. She was a member of the Chancel Needle Workers who needle pointed the new altar paraments for the church. Joy loved playing her home organ and enjoyed sewing and helping her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

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She is survived by her husband, Everett C. Lee, Austin; children, Jeanette (Richard) Lee, Bruce, Wis., Ilene (Richard) Sternal, Punta Gorda, Fla., Raymond Lee, Austin, Judy Lange, Rochester, Ardith (William) Wagner, Austin, Patricia (John) Weldon, Brownsdale, 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Septe. 21, 2011, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Todd Portinga, AiM officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. The Family prefers memorials. The Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.