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Mabel A. Lee

Mabel A. Lee, 77, Wausau, died Sunday, December 5, 2010 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at her home.

She was born October 27, 1933 in Wausau, daughter of the late William and Anna (Henke) Meilahn. On April 26, 1952, she married Dale Lee at Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau. He survives.

Mabel was a 1951 graduate of Wausau East High School. She worked at Colonial Manor Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Wausau for 15 years. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed quilting, embroidery and volunteer work. Mable loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was affectionately known as "Grandma Goose".

Survivors include, her husband, Dale Lee, Wausau; five children, Beth (Bill) Zerneke, Denise Lee, Andrew (Kelly) Lee, Susan (Mike) VanderLeest and Marsha (Tom) Blaschka, all of Wausau; nine grandchildren, Delaine (Tom) Glaze, Brad (Dawn) Zerneke, Daniel (Kate) Koskey, Jenny (B.J.) Buss, Dayle (Karley) VanderLeest, Brian (Jonie) Blaschka, Anna VanderLeest, Ben (Rachel) Lee and Amanda (Nick) Hoeft; and 10 great grandchildren, Ryan, Alissa, Samantha, Ellie, Loren, Calvin, Kinzey, Parker, Angelina and Bret.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Andrew Lee; two sisters, Janean Hiar and Phyllis Zilisch; and one brother, David Meilahn.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau. Rev. Theodore Gulhaugen will officiate. Friends may call Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

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