Age 87, of Holt, MI, passed away September 29, 2013. She was born July 17, 1926, in Grand Haven, MI, daughter of the late Charles and Ida Arbogast.

Jo was a woman of many hats. She worked as a “Soda Jerk” as a teenager, taught herself how to swim at the age of 50 and was a longtime member and volunteer with the YMCA. She also served for years as a Sunday School teacher at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Jo loved and lived for her family. She enjoyed crocheting and was an avid Rummy player. Her family would like to send a special thanks to her Heartland Hospice team for keeping her comfortable in her final days.

She is survived by her sons, Robert (Marie) Bochenek, Joe (Marilyn) Bochenek and Dan Bochenek; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adam Leonard Lee, who passed away March 10, 2000; and 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening and one hour prior to the service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA or to Heartland Hospice.

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2 Messages to “Josephine E. “Jo” Lee”

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    Tim Warren Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. & Mrs William Ward and the entire family during this difficult time. She sounded like an amazing woman!!
    Tim Warren

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    Jean Bochenek Simmons-Thompson Says:

    Beth and family,
    Please accept our condolences. I know how close you were to Aunt Josephine and I am sending you love and prayers to hopefully help you through this tough time.
    Memories are special and they will help to remember and laugh about some things.
    Aunt Jo will always be looking down on you with love and pride. You have grown into a fantastic woman, and have chosen a career of a caring, loving Nurse.
    I love you

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