Annetta Lee - June 10, 2010
Annetta Mae Lee, 88, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home.
Annetta was born on Nov. 25, 1921, at Spalding to Deryl and Kathryn (Gilroy) German.
She graduated from Spalding Public High School in 1939, and later attained her teaching certificate. She taught rural country school in Greeley County. She was also employed as an operator for the railroad in Wyoming for a time.
On Nov. 22, 1949, she was united in marriage to Robert Emmett Lee at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spalding. To this union eight children were born. They made their home on a farm near Spalding where they farmed until 1966. They moved to Imperial where Annetta was a busy homemaker and mother. They moved to North Platte after Robert retired in 1989 and eventually moved back to Imperial in 2007.
Annetta was a member of the Catholic Church, Altar Society and taught catechism, and was actively involved in Bible study and prayer groups. She was a true Grand-Mother being actively involved in all of her grandchildren’s activities giving selflessly of her time. She loved her rose garden, working crossword puzzles, cooking for her family, and was an avid Cub’s baseball fan, always faithful to their losing traits.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Deryl and Kathryn German; husband, Robert Lee on Nov. 2, 2009; son, Jerry Pat Lee; and granddaughter, Savannah.
Survivors include her seven children, Becky and husband, Gary Freeman, of North Platte, Sue and husband, Cappy Pinkerton, of Oxford, Ed Lee and wife, Betty, of Imperial, Deb and husband, Dan Widger, of Wahoo, James Lee and wife, Sharon, of Poulsbo, Wash., John Lee and wife, Tammy, of North Platte, and Karen and husband, Ron McMullen, of Parker, Colo.; 16 grandchildren, Jeremy, Stacy, Robby, Justin, Tiffany, Patrick, Nicole, Emily, Amy, Johnathon, Christopher, Mike, Mikala, Zachary, Cody and Jake; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Dick German and wife, Popsy, of Spalding; one sister, Donna and husband, Larry Torson, of Greeley; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Rosary was held Sunday, June 6, 8:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imperial.
Mass was Monday, June 7, 2010, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imperial with Father Bernard Lorenz officiating.
A rosary was recited Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 11 a.m. at Dolce Sheef Mortuary in Spalding followed by an interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery with Father Don Buhrman officiating.
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial and Dolce Sheef Mortuary of Spalding were in charge of arrangements.