Steven Michael Lee

June 20, 2019

Steven Michael Lee, 59, of rural Frankfort, died at 7:15 p.m. June 20, 2019 at home following a brief battle with cancer. He was born May 23, 1960 to Richard & Patricia (Phillips) Lee.  He married the love of his life, Sylvia N. Richardson on August 15, 1981.

Steve was a 1978 graduate of Clinton Prairie and a lifelong Clinton County resident.  He was a farmer, a custodian for the community schools of Frankfort, a realtor, a Pizza King owner and owned rentals.  Steve was a member of the Darlington Conservation Club, loved gardening, planting trees, landscaping, restoring Cub Cadet mowers and going out to eat with family and friends.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. A funeral celebration will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lee family to assist with final expenses.

Survived by:

Mother: Pat Lee of Frankfort, 2 Sons: Zachary (fiancée Katie Potts) Lee of rural Frankfort, Alex (Megan) Lee of Lafayette, 2 Brothers: Jeff (Patti) Lee of rural Frankfort, Phil (Chris) Lee of Colfax, 1 Grandchild and 1 on the way.

Preceded by:

his father, spouse in 2003, an infant son in 1987 and a grandson, Isaac Michael Lee in 2018.


Leave your Condolences

24 Condolences for “Steven Michael Lee”

  1. Sally Acker June 21, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Zach, Alex & families, our family sends our heart felt condolences. It is hard to believe that Sylvia, Bill, Doug and now Steve have all passed. Our small group that went to Myrtle together has suddenly become so much smaller. Prayers and hugs to you all and know that you are always in our thoughts. God Bless!

  2. Brook Miller June 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Zach and Alex,
    I’m so sad to hear of your dad’s passing. I know he is no longer in pain, but that doesn’t make it easier on those he left behind. I’ll never forget going out to the creek one time and saying hi and hugging all of my uncles when we first got there and your dad said, “Man, I wish I was one of you girls’ uncles! You always greet them with hugs!” So, from that day on he was Uncle Steve! He was one of the greatest and such a genuine heart! He will be missed dearly! Praying for you all!

    • Mike and Patty Deford June 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      Very good picture of Steve. We will never forget him. Forever in our hearts. Zach, Alex and your families, Pat, Jeff, Phil and your families we are here for you. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to come your way.
      We were not ready to let him go. But he’s back with the love of his life.

  3. Scott Phillips June 21, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Steve was the best of family men. He was a loving husband and father. And he was ever a good friend to me. He will be missed by many who continue to love him. And he will live on in our hearts and memories. Thank you Steve for being there when I needed it and for your impressive understanding and compassion. You are away from this place, but never forgotten. One of the very best of us.

  4. Sandy Bailey June 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Zach and Alex, we are so sorry for the tremendous loss of your Dad. He was a good friend for most of our lives and we will miss him so much. We have kept all of you in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to do so. Please let us know if we can help in any way. He was a great man.
    Marty and Sandy Bailey

  5. Todd Lucas June 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Sad to hear this. Prayers to the family.

  6. Janna Willaman Petty June 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Megan, Alex and family so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers

  7. Carol Wainscott June 21, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Alex and Zach, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Sindy Arroyo June 21, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. The Arroyo’s families

  9. Jim Smith June 21, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    My prayers and condolences to family and friends.

  10. Adam Kirby June 21, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I work at Suncrest Elementary and got to know Steve well. He was always so kind and always willing to do whatever it takes to help out others when in need. I will miss his smile and good morning greeting as I would enter the building in the mornings…there was many times we would stand there and talk. I want his family to know, the kids and staff loved him as a person. He will be greatly missed! May God bless him and comfort all of his family in the coming days. Rest in peace Steve… Adam Kirby

  11. Danny and DeeDee Lane June 22, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Lee Family- (our MB Family) we are so sorry to hear about Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sending hugs and love your way.

  12. Chris June 22, 2019 at 8:34 am

    It’s so hard to believe one of my special friends is no longer on this earth. He’s with Sylvia and I’m sure that makes him smile. Steve was a great guy with a fun loving personality. I will never forget him & all the special memories we shared. I’m so sorry this happened, my thoughts & prayers are with each of you.

  13. Pamela Howe June 22, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Zach and Alec so sorry to hear about your Father. I know he’s back with your Mom now. You and your family and in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Chuck Watkins June 22, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Steve was a great guy and true friend. I will truly miss our conversations that we had at the store and the memories we shared. Prayers for all the family and rest assured that he is now in a better place and pain free.

  15. Mark and Cathy Dykes June 22, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Our deepest condolences from the Dykes family here in Ohio. Steve and Sylvia were so good to me when I was struggling to find my way in my teens. I loved them both for being such a good friends to me. I’m deeply saddened and am praying for your family during this difficult time.

  16. Donna Bray June 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Zack and Alex, I’m so sorry for your loss ,your dad was the best of guys that could ever be. I’m so glad he was family. He’s back with Sylvia your mom and I know that will make him very happy. He will be in no more pain . And he will be watching over both of you and your families. I’m proud to say that he was really a good friend and family member. We used to talk a lot on the phone after your mom died. If there’s anything that we could ever do for you let us know, we love you both. Bobby &Donna Bray, Jake Bray, Tracy Bray, Nick Bray and Helen Richardson

  17. Dave & Jane Rodkey June 25, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Jane & I will be out of town this afternoon. Please know our thoughts are with all the Lee family.

  18. Cindy Kelly June 25, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    I worked with him at Suncrest Elementary. I got to know him over the years and loved his out going personality! He was always there to talk to and loved the kids and staff at Suncrest! He will be sadly missed! Rest In Peace Steve. Prayer of comfort for his family in the coming days. Cindy Kelly

  19. Bob & Kate Scott June 25, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Zack & Alex: our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. Steve & Sylvia are together again.
    Bob & Kate Scott

  20. Jack & Carla Clemens June 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Zach & Alex, So very sorry for your loss. He was a good guy.

  21. Katie Knoll June 26, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Zach, Alex, Pat, Phil and Jeff – I am so sorry for your loss. You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Cindy Haughs Briceland June 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Zach and Alex,
    I loved your dad. He was one of the best! I was the flower girl in his and your mom’s wedding and he traveled to Pittsburgh for mine! He had such an infectious smile. I hope you can always see that and remember all the awesome memories when your hearts are hurting. He will most definitely be missed.

  23. Tammy Martin August 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Steve was a super guy…always enjoyed his company at the Legion and when he would personally come out and deliver pizza and stay for a beer. RIP

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