Chester E. Lee

March 28, 1922 – Dec. 20, 2010

Chester E. Lee of Waukesha left this world on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Angels-Grace Hospice after a brief illness at the age of 88. Chester was born in London, England, on March 28, 1922, the son of John and Jane (nee King) Lee. He emigrated to Canada as a tool and die maker in 1957, working in the automotive industry. He ran factories for Chrysler in Detroit, Syracuse, N.Y., and Iran in the 1960s. He moved to Waukesha as president of Waukesha Engine, Division of Dresser Industries. He retired from there in 1984 and then was a consultant for Dresser Industries. On March 3, 1989, he married Patricia Haverstick at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Waukesha.

Chet got his first computer in his 70s and was fascinated by the technology. He and Pat loved to travel, visiting friends and relatives in Europe. He was industrious and loved a project. He built a bunkhouse for his grandchildren at the summer cottage and landscaped the yard in Tucson, no small feat in the desert! He was an avid golfer and played well into his 80s.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Patricia of Waukesha, and her children Michael (Meredy) Hase of Wales, Rick Hase of Town of Waukesha and daughter Anne (Ann) Hase of Menomonee Falls. He was the dear grandfather of Julia (Andy) Jacobsen, Bryn Hase, Amanda (Mike) Payne, Michael Hase and Molly Hase. He is further survived by his brother, Raymond Lee, of London, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, here and in England. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy, and brothers, Reginald, Geoffrey and Horace.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Dec. 23, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Bill Zieche will preside. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Chester’s name are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, or The Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188.

The family would like to thank the staff of Angels-Grace Hospice for the care, comfort and compassion they showed Chet.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.