|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1930|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2011|
St. Clair County
My first cousin.
Doris Marie Lee, 80, of Belleville, Ill., born Sept. 17, 1930, in Denby, S.D., in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill., with her loving and devoted granddaughter by her side.
Doris was a tribal member of the Lakota Sioux tribe. Doris worked for more than 40 years in the service industry, retiring from Panorama Lanes. She was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral Catholic Church and a member of Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 534.
Doris was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Jean Tofpi, who passed away on June 5, 1981; parents, Vincent and Myrtle, nee Allman, Lee; brother, Reginald "Sonny Boy" Lee; brother-in-law, Jim Engleman; nephew, Jimmy Engleman; dear friends, Benjamin Clyde McCauley and Dave Wandling.
Surviving are her granddaughter, Rainy Day (Michael P. Wirth) Tofpi-Barger of Belleville, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Jack Barger, Clyde Barger, Henry Barger and Linda Lane Wirth; grandson-in-law, Timothy C. Barger; sisters, Phyllis Engleman of Exeter, Mo., and Loretta (Dr. Jose Lozano) Lozano of Monterey, Mexico; nieces and nephews, June (Steve) Skinner, Myrna Eisenbraun, Mike (Patti) Engleman, Tom (Cheryl) Engleman, Rick Engleman, Master Sgt. Tony Rahm and Bobbi Kitchens. Also survived by many other relatives, family and friends.
Please remember Doris by her candid sense of humor, hard work ethic and no nonsense attitude. She took life in stride, had some profound losses and tried hard not to show the effects. Memorials in Doris's honor may be made to the Running Strong for American Indian Youth, Suite 200, Alexandria, Va. 22303-1499. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, Ill.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from February 14 to February 15, 2011
Vincent John Lee (1910 - 1988)
Doris Marie Lee (1930 - 2011)
Dorothy Ann Lee (1933 - 1933)*
Valhalla Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum
St. Clair County
Created by: Blue Rose Of Cairo
Record added: May 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90002216