Lee G. Rising
April 23, 1929 – July 27, 2020
Lee G. Rising Age 91 Born in Kansas City, MO on April 23, 1929. Lee passed away Monday night July 27, 2020.
Survived by his wife of 61 years, Irene; and five kids: Gary San Diego CA, Jean (Derk) Amarillo TX, Jane (Jim) Albuquerque NM, Mark (Judy) and Jodi (Mark) Omaha NE; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.
Lee grew up in Lincoln, NE and graduated from Lincoln High in 1947. He spent 1947 and 48 with the Lincoln Telephone Company before enlisting in the U.S. Army.
He served 3 years (1950 -1953) in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Lee returned to Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska under the GI bill in 1956.
After graduating he moved to Kimball, NE as an Economic Development Manager for the Kimball Chamber of Commerce where he meet his wife to be.
Lee spent from 1956 to 1976 with the Chamber of Commerce in Kimball and Lincoln NE, Amarillo TX, Madison WI then back to Omaha in 1969. He left the Chamber of Commerce in 1976 and started his Commerce Real Estate career before retiring in 2004.
Lee loved sports (HUGE Cornhusker Fan) and the outdoors from golf to fishing and hunting. His favorite place on earth was Lake Kabetogama in northern Minnesota where the family spent many summers fishing and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Voyageur National Park.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held later this fall when travel restrictions are hopefully lifted.
Dearest Irene – I just read about Lee’s passing and my heart goes out to you. Prayers to you and your kids. Loved reading his obituary. Sending my love to you – Susan Smith Kelley (Hazel’s daughter)