Joan P. Lee

Sep 12, 2021
Lee, Joan news


Graveside Service: 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 19, Gleaner Garden section, Lot 147, Space 4, at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 3669 Logan Ave., Waterloo.

The family requests masks be worn at the visitation and service.


11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Sunday, September 19 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo.


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


Cedar Valley Hospice


Joan P. Lee, 83, of Waterloo, died on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at NewAldaya Lifescapes at Cedar Falls, of natural causes.


She was born on April 18, 1938, in Oelwein, to Forrest Glen and Elinor Allen Drilling and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1956.


She married Donald "Don" Lee on July 3, 1964, in Cedar Falls; he died April 25, 2018.


Joan worked as a secretary at International Harvester and later as a medical secretary for Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health and Covenant Clinic. Over the years she had been a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church, Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, Grace Baptist-Waverly and then Grace Baptist Church of Waterloo.


She enjoyed gardening, socializing and talking on the phone. Joan loved to read (later years audio books), watching ME TV and The Blue Bloods series. She loved animals especially cats and dogs. Joan was a good cook and always took care of everyone. She was also quick to shake her finger if you were doing something wrong. She will be greatly missed.


Joan is survived by her daughter, Diane (Steve) Hostetler‚ Waterloo; sons, Jeff (Sue) Lee‚ Oconomowoc‚ WI and Curtis (Vawn Greany) Lee‚ Seattle‚ WA; 8 grandchildren: Robert (Stacy) Hostetler, Rebecca (Jace) Miller, Brian (Malinda) Hostetler, Elisabeth Soliz, Jesse Lee, David Mikulsky, Nathan Mikulsky and Mitchel Mikulsky; 11 great grandchildren: Jaxon, Kate, Allyson, Jake, Andrew, Emily, Michael, Bowen, Cru, Elliott and Rhett; and a brother, Tom (Sharon) Drilling‚ Waterloo.


She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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