In Memory

Robert Lee

Robert Lee


Robert E. Lee "Robt E.," 59, of Eau Claire, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008. He was born on April 5, 1949, in Mondovi, the son of Dr. John D. and Jean (Erickson) Lee. He graduated from Mondovi High School in 1967 and attended both UW-Madison and UW-Eau Claire. Robert married Debra K. Gunderson of Eau Claire on Sept. 20,1980, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Together they had two sons, U.S. Army, Captain Adam Lee. stationed at Fort Hood. Texas, and Brian Lee of Eau Claire. He was an account manager for Owens & Minor (formerly Medix) for the past 18 years. Robert was a member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Eau Claire Lodge 112 F&AM. a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason Valley of Eau Claire and Zor Shrine of Madison, American Legion Post 53, and Harleys Owners Group Eau Claire Chapter. Robert was proud to have been selected to ride in the Harley IOOth anniversary parade in Milwaukee in 2003. He enjoyed hunting at the cabin in Brule and fishing at the cabin on the Chippewa Flowage. Bob and Deb enjoyed many vacations together in Mexico and spending time with family and many great friends. Robert is survived by his wife, Debra; sons, Adam and Brian; sister, Barbara (Richard) Otis of Madison; brother. Chuck Lee of Redondo Beach, Calif.; mother-in-law, Verna Gunderson of Eau Claire; brothers-in-law. Daniel (Nancy) Gunderson of Hayward and David Gunderson of Eau Claire; sister-in-law, Dawn (Tim) Buckley of Eau Claire; and by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Bradford Gunderson; sister-in-law, Ginny Gunderson; and close friends, Peter L Johnson and James Campbell. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8,2008, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Eau Claire, with Pastor Thomas W. Bryan officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and one hour prior to services Monday at church. Lenmark-Gomsrud -Linn Funeral & Cremation Services is serving his family. Memorials are preferred. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at

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11/19/11 05:45 PM #1    

Virginia Goss (Gunderson)

Hello Classmates and Friends and Family of Bobby Lee,

      It is hard to believe that will not see Bob at our next reunion.  Many MHS and Mondovi memories include him.  I have a vivid memory of Mimi Tanner and I on the Lincoln School playground arguing about who was going to marry him someday.  I was sure it would be me because my birthday was in the same month as his...April.  You do remember that important part of the school day when we looked at the calendar?  I remember trick or treating at his gray house and then when they moved up close to the high school.  The wonderful trees which made perfect kickball bases had to be cut down for our high school. Becky Elkinton was the girl in our class who could kick the ball the farthest.  Judy Olson wasn't far behind and of course Bob was good at it too.  The girls really had crushes on him in 5th grade, but as I remember he really wasn't interested in girls then as far as I knew anyhow.

       Bob and Bob Hagness, Patty Fedie and I had an algebra study club at the Public Library when we were freshman.....always friends and working at something.  He surely was a dashing professor in My Fair Lady our senior year.  The junior class borrowed him for their play...great dreamy guy to borrow.

       I keep thinking about memories as Bob Blum's work on this website keeps us in touch.  We all should just add a paragraph now and then.  I have several vivid memories, but this age thing is not helping so words from others hopefully will make some connections.

      We miss you, Bob, and will especially miss you when we celebrate how many years? Uff Da!  It will be 45!  We were proud to have you in our class.  Thanks for being you.

Sincerely, Girvinia (a nickname he gave me)


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