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“To the family of Connor Lee I send my condolences he was a great man and a great bunk mate in basic i will never forget the good times and the bad...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Shane LeFever - Jblm, WA

“Sorry for your loss and our condolences from the Flynn family. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Patrick Flynn - Kingsford, MI

“As a family friend I want Leta and her family know how very sorry I am for their loss. Heaven knows there is little that can be said to lighten your...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Dallace Kern - Rock Falls, IL

“I'll never forget our random out of the blue talks about life, family, goals etc. Thank you for being a great friend for the last 12 years. You will...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Stacey Dall - Sterling, IL

“God bless his family, he was an exceptional friend and outstanding soldier. His smile was infectious and could brighten up a room. The world is a...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jaren Blair - WA

“So sorry for your loss. Gone way too soon. Thank you for your service. Rest easy now young man ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Russell Family - Sterling, IL


Connor Stephen Lee, 28 years old passed away on October 11,2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington. His passing was completely unexpected, and his family is shocked and deeply saddened.

Connor was joyously welcomed into this world by his mother Monica Gallentine Druen and his father Don Lee on January 3, 1993. Connor leaves behind a loving family, his beloved 5-year-old son Tyson, his mother Monica Druen, his father Don Lee (Marie), siblings Monica and Josh Druen, Sawyer and Mathilde Lee, grandparents Leta Gallentine, Judy and Don Lee, his partner Jorie Reitenbach, Aunt Nan and Uncle Tim Pashon, Uncle Gregg Gallentine, Uncle Mike and Aunt Lisa Lee, Uncle Greg Lee, cousins Tessa Gallentine, Rachel and Molly Pashon, Samantha, Kevin and Declan O'Keefe, Ryley, Rubey, Garrett and Jackson Gallentine, Ashley, Samantha, Nicholas and Brooklyn Lee and Ashley Woods. We take comfort knowing he was welcomed into heaven by his Father David Druen, Grandpa Sam Gallentine and his Uncle Bryan Gallentine.

Connor made an impression on all who knew him. He will be remembered for his devoted love of family and friends, his sweet smile, adventurous spirit, his wicked gaming skills, his crazy outlook on life and his big heart.

Connor was a 2011 Sterling High School graduate. He was a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. Connor was a Specialist First Class in the United States army and would have been honorably discharged on November 4, 2021. Prior to his time in the service he had been employed as a welder at Micron Industries.

Visitation is Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Visitation will also be on Sunday from 11 – 12noon, followed by the services at 12noon with the Reverend Dr. Christina Berry officiating. Military rites will follow the services at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded.

A memorial has been established for Tyson Lee.