Independence – Lorne A. Lee, 54 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics due to complications from Covid-19. He was born on August 27, 1966, in Naperville, Illinois, the son of Alfred Ray and Fern Viola (Leuhmann) Lee. He graduated from Starmont High School in Strawberry Point, Iowa, with the Class of 1984. Following his graduation, he served in the U.S. Army. On December 22, 1984, he and the former Debra Dea Nickell were married in Waterloo, Iowa. Mr. Lee was a project engineer specialist at John Deere in Waterloo.
He was a member and past president of the Trailblazers Off Road Club, the Buchanan County Four Seasons Trail Association, and the U.A.W. Local 838. He helped organize ATV trails in Buchanan County. He enjoyed motorcycling and boating and he attended Jesup Bible Fellowship in Jesup, Iowa.
Mr. Lee is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debra, 1 son, Marcus Lee of Independence, 1 daughter, Kendra Lee of Independence and 3 grandchildren, Kennah Boots, Harley Hogan, and Nash Lee. He is also survived by his mother, Fern Lee of Brandon, Iowa, 1 sister, Laura Lee of Brandon, and 1 brother, Leslie Lee of Independence.
He was preceded in death by his father and 1 brother, Ron Lee.
Visitation will be held at the White Funeral Home in Independence from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 14th, and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 15th. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Monday, November 16th, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. A Memorial Fund has been established at BankIowa in Independence. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.