Rose Lee


Rose Lee was a strong Christian woman who the Lord took peacefully home on February 3, 2016. 

Rose Lillie Lee, 82, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield.

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel; and will continue on Friday from 9:30 until 10:30 am. at the United Methodist Church in Springfield.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Springfield with Pastor David Price officiating. Interment will be at the Springfield City Cemetery.

Rose Lillie Lee was born on March 15, 1933, to Alfred and Gertie (Sorenson) Kirschstein on the family farm in Burnstown Township, Brown County, Minnesota.  She was baptized at the Methodist parsonage and confirmed at the Springfield United Methodist Church where she was a lifetime member. After graduating from Springfield High School, Rose worked at Forester Furniture. She was united in marriage to Ken ‘Bucky’ Lee in 1953. The couple purchased Springfield Lanes in 1969 and Rose was a dedicated partner in the bowling business and an active member of the Women’s Bowling Association. She had many interests but mainly enjoyed flower gardening and arranging. Rose was a member of the Springfield Garden and Hobby Club, and had won many awards including Grand Champion with her arrangements. As a member of the United Methodist Church, Rose was active as a Sunday School teacher, served as superintendent, a UMW member, and many other organizations in church. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, playing cards, doing jigsaw puzzles, fancy work, and visiting with Homestead residents, family, and her many friends.

She is survived by daughter Barb and husband Duane Tomschin of Springfield; sister Fern and husband Walter Meine of Springfield; her dearly loved church; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband Ken ‘Bucky’ Lee in 2004.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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