John "Jack" Lee, age 89, of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Bella Vista Care and Rehabilitation Center in Rapid City.
John E. Lee, better known as “Jack” by his family and friends, was born November 27th, 1928, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to John and Florence (Jenkins) Lee. He graduated from Aberdeen Central High School and then attended Wesleyan College in South Dakota for two years.
His careers included ranching in the White River, South Dakota area. He also owned and operated the Lariet Market in White River for over 30 years, and sold Thrivent Financial Insurance in Rapid City.
Jack was a member of South Canyon Lutheran Church for the past 33 years and the Rapid City Downtown Lion’s Club. He also enjoyed country music and reading.
For the last three years he was in the care of Bella Vista Nursing Home.
Survivors include: his wife, Jeanette Lee of Rapid City, his son Robert "Bob" Lee of White River, his daughter Sandra Assman of White River, step-children: Vivian Sonder, Patricia Tyus, Jennifer Kaiser, and David M. Geisler; 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Florence, two sisters, Sara Ernst of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Martha Hovrud of Oklahoma, and his brother William Lee of Davenport, Iowa.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the South Canyon Lutheran Church in Rapid City with Pastor Linda Black officiating.
Interment with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.