He was born March 8, 1940, to the late Albert and Thelma (Bush) Shake. Lee married Carol Prys on May 1, 1965, in Grand Haven. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.
Lee was employed as a machine operator for General Motors. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder and Bible Study leader. Lee was past-commander of AmVets Post 1994, and a member of the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post 28 and R.E.A.C.T. He enjoyed reading and leather working.
Lee is lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Carol; daughter, Heather (Jonathan) Taylor of Rockford, Mich.; and sons, Adam (Suzanna) Shake of Estes Park, Colorado, and Eric Shake of Grand Haven. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Anthony Shake, Megan (Jason) Case, Connor Shake, Liberty Shake, Owen Taylor and Hudson Shake; sister, Mary Ann Sullivan of Montana; and brothers, Douglas (Frankie) Shake of Colorado and Bruce (Sally) Shake of Illinois.
The Funeral Service for Lee will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kurt Wenzelberger officiating. Full Military Rites will be performed by the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post 28. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 4, from 6-8 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of North Ottawa Community or St. John’s Lutheran School. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign Lee’s online guest book.
Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.