GREEN BAY — Lee
Remmel, whose six-decade relationship with the Green Bay Packers
spanned a sports writing career and a 30-plus year stint in the
team's front office, has died. He was 90.
The team said
Remmel died Thursday in Green Bay.
Remmel is a
member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, and the Lambeau
Field press box was named after him in 2003.
"He was the
best. I cherish my times with Lee," former Packers
quarterback Brett Favre told The Associated Press. "I will
tell Leland J. Remmel stories as long as I'm able."
Remmel joined the
Packers in 1974, the start of a 30-year career leading public
relations for the team. He was named team historian in 2004,
retiring from that position three years later.
for the team, Remmel covered the Packers as a sports writer and
columnist for nearly 30 years for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. He
covered his first game in 1945.
Remmel worked the
first 40 Super Bowls — the first eight as a journalist and the
rest as a member of either the NFL's auxiliary media relations
staff or the Packers' front office.
lost a cherished family member today," team president Mark
Murphy said in a statement. "He was a great ambassador and
through his public relations work, he helped multiple generations
of Packers fans learn more about the team."
Noreen, died in 2012.
The family has
planned a private funeral service.