October 30, 1949–October 21, 2004
|Lee Orr, 54, of Lena, Illinois died peacefully Thursday, October 21, 2004 after a long valiant battle with lung cancer.
Lee was born October 30, 1949 in Anamosa, Iowa to Lester and Kathryn (Waggoner) Orr. He was raised on a farm northeast of Onslow. Lee graduated from Midland High School and the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, where he was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity.
On June 26, 1976 Lee was united in marriage to Linda Youtzy in Winslow, Illinois and they made their home at Lena, Illinois. He was especially proud of his son Derek with whom he could share his outdoor passions of hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling. He enjoyed sharing trips to the family farm in Iowa.
In 2004, Lee retired after 33 years of teaching Math and Social Studies in the Le-Win Junior and Senior High School. Students respected and valued his help and honest manner. He accepted leadership responsibilities and was active in his teachers' association. Many summers, he was involved with carpentry work.
He was also a member of the Northwest Illinois Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, The Northland Turkey Chapters Chapter of the National Turkey Federation, Highland Chapter of Pheasants Forever and Stephenson County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited.
In private time, he liked entertaining friends at his home, family walks around their acreage, arranging surprise travel plans and working in their garden. He took great pleasure in enhancing his acreage with beautiful trees and flowerbeds.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, his son Derek, his parents, two sisters, Darlene (Larry) Daniels of Pekin, Illinois and Joyce (Allen) Bartels of Harvard, Iowa; one brother, Tom (Jennifer) Orr of Wyoming, Iowa; a niece and several nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother and one niece.
A celebration of his life service was held October 25, 2004 at Lena followed by a time of remembrance from 2 - 6 p.m. Private interment was held prior to the Celebration fo Life at Rock Lily Cemetery. Arrangements were by Leamon Funeral Home, Ltd.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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