Leo P. ‘Lee’ Jaeger, 88
Leo P. "Lee" Jaeger, 88, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at River Way Place in West Bend surrounded by family.
He was born on June 27, 1922, in West Bend, to the late Harry and Clara (nee May) Jaeger and he graduated from Holy Angels Graded School and West Bend High School in the class of 1940. Lee attended Marquette University where he studied engineering for two years and then attended Princeton University for one year until being drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II in the European Theater.
On Jan. 4, 1944, he was united in marriage with Margaret Held. Together they owned and operated Leo P. Jaeger Road Construction Inc. of West Bend. Upon retirement, they moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where Lee worked for the State of Arizona Dept. of Land Use and Development. They returned to West Bend in 2006 and Margaret passed away on Jan. 9, 2009.
Lee enjoyed and appreciated the National Parks across the U.S. during many road trips, watching his grandchildren in sports, visiting his daughter Linda’s family in Germany, gardening and sports.
Lee is survived by three children, Linda (Hermann) Noerr of Rothenburg, ODT, Germany, Pamela (Jon) Sanfilippo of Slinger and Bonnie (Chuck) Hudson of South Carolina; a daughter-inlaw, Darlene Jaeger; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill) Lee, Jill (Mike) Quinn, Dawn (Art) Meyer, Mandy Zitkovich, Kerri (Robert) Loduha, Jamie Johnson, Pieter Noerr, David Noerr, Jessica (Greg) Silva, Jennifer Sanfilippo, Laurie Desmond, Lindsay Desmond and Kacie Compton; 14 greatgrandchildren, Brianna (Blake) McMinn, Christopher Quinn, Kyndel Lee, Autumn Lee, Antonio Meyer, Alea Meyer, Tre Meyer, Brianna Johnson, Dakota Johnson, Joshua Zitkovich, Paige Zitkovich, Ethan Loduha, Naomi Loduha and Isabella Loduha; great-great grandson Talon Lee; a sister-in-law, Donna (David) Blanke; a brother-in-law, Raymond Griesemer; many other relatives and dear friends.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and son, Jody Michael Jaeger.
A memorial service in honor of Lee will be held in spring with interment at Holy Angles Cemetery.
Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Cancer Society or charity of choice are appreciated.
Myrhum - Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Gary Herdrich, the staff of River Way Place and Hospice Advantage for their special care of Lee.