Thomas Bockkum Lee

Thomas Bockkum Lee

December 25, 1931 – June 27, 2021

Survived by wife, Younwoo Lee; children: Ema Morlan (Bill), Hangsik Lee (Jieun), Hangkyung Baek (Injung); 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; godson, Joseph Choi.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 30th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, July 1st at 10am at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 2617 S. 31st Street. Interment:  Evergreen Cemetery.

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Thomas Bockkum Lee, age 89, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday morning at Bergan Mercy Hospital with his family by his side. He was born on December 25, 1931.  Thomas married Helena Younwoo Lee and had three children along with their spouses, four grandkids, and four great-grandkids.

He retired from the military after 25 years of service in Korea.  Thomas served the Korean CIA for two years and was a Korean CIA captain.  He also served in the Vietnam War, as well as the Korean War, while he was in the military. Thomas received many awards and medals during his military service.  He came to the USA in 1988 and lived in Omaha for the remainder of his life. Thomas served as Omaha Korean Seniors Club president for two years. He loved all sports, especially golf, swimming, and tennis. Thomas loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He is survived by many other family members and friends.


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