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Wayne “Larry” Lee, age 72, of Holland, Mi., passed away peacefully on Friday, February 14, 2020. He was born January 24, 1948, in Detroit, Mi., to the late Donald & Lenore (Phyilliaere) Lee. Wayne proudly served his country, in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War. He also was very proud to serve on VFW Post 2144 Honor Guard for many years.

Larry spent over 40 years building boats, with many of those years working next to his
Brothers. Or as otherwise known, “Those crazy “Lee” boys”. His love for the Beatles from his teenage years, carried throughout his lifetime. Resulting in his belief that Karaoke was invented just for him!

Larry was absolutely dedicated to his family, lottery tickets, beer, cute girls, and his Detroit Tigers! And he would always remind you that “during your lifetime, you walk down many roads…”`

Survivors, whom he loved so much, include his three daughters, Becky (Paul) Morales, Amanda (William) Deur, & Katie Lee; grandchildren, Joseph (Laurel) Lee, Andrew (Ellen) Moore, Morgan (Kody) Lee-Nemeth, Emily (Chase) Moore, Bryce Deur, McKenna Lee, Austin Pikaart, & Hailey Deur; 3 (and counting) great grandchildren; siblings, Darlene (Leroy) VanSickle & Jack (Shirley) Lee; and many other relatives and friends

Wayne was preceded in death by, his father, Donald Lee; mother, Lenore (Phyilliaere) Lee; siblings, Donald Lee, Richard “Dicky” Lee, Lorraine (Jesse) Merriweather, & Linda (Estil) Perrigan.

A military memorial service will be celebrated on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at VFW Post 2144, 175 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423, at 2:00 p.m. with luncheon following at 3:00 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME!

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of his friends and family who ensured that he knew how much he was loved.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Wayne’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, MI, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Jerry Brunette on February 22, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Larry was a dear friend and fellow coworker. We worked at Tiara for many years. He always made me laugh, especially his little schtick when he would stand in a doorway and pretend to be pounded down by a lurking bystander inside the boat.

    I really enjoyed the boys ice fishing weekends at his brother’s cabin on lake Maloy. He will be missed by all and hope to see him again on the other side.

  2. Kevin Taylor on February 23, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Sorry for the families loss, my condolences. I’ve worked with larry a few times on the boats. It sure was a pleasure knowing him

  3. Landon and Dan Reimink on February 23, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Me and my dad send our condolences he was a great guy we spent many years together at powerquest as well at tiara was always fun working with him, he will be deeply missed

  4. Belinda Ajpop on February 23, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Our condolences to katie Lee her son and McKenna (her niece) and the rest of the family. I remember mr.lee as a very quiet and sweet man! I remember his love for bluegrass music to!! He raised beautiful smart daughters with big hearts. Hugs to the family.

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