Lee Wade Phenicie

Of Perry, formerly of Holt, age 78, passed away February 23, 2023.  Lee was born in Angola, Indiana, and graduated from Reading High School in 1963.  He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps until 1965.  He proudly retired from General Motors after 30 years as a Machine Repair Journeyman.

Lee was preceded in death by his mother: Madeline Vernier; father: Clark Phenicie; and brother: Kay Phenicie.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years: Denise; siblings: Ray Phenicie, Arla Phenicie; daughters: Wendi (Todd) Burton, Jennifer Rule, Shannon (Greg) Stearns; sons: Justin (Angie) Phenicie, Ryan (Danielle) Phenicie; granddaughter: Kaitlyn (Brandon) Carrol; grandsons: Rhett (Megan) Burton, Reece (Krista) Burton, Ian Stearns, Austin Stearns; and great-grandson: Levi Burton.

Lee enjoyed spending time with his family, travelling to Mackinaw Island and a good meal.  He was a collector of many things, passionate of everything he did and was one-of-a-kind.

His memorial service will be held at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel on Monday, March 6, 2023, at 11:00 AM.  Visitation starts at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Lee Phenicie.

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Mike and Kathy Ball
February 27, 2023 at 9:22 pm

A family such as this speaks volumes of the measure of a man’s legacy. May his family find comfort in those memories and strength in being together at this difficult time….

Carol Dionise
March 5, 2023 at 6:22 pm

Wendi and family,

So sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincere sympathy.

Carol Dionise and Ron Kinney

Denise Jones
March 6, 2023 at 3:45 pm

Wendi and family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. It’s a blessing to have parents in our lives and when they are gone they are sorely missed. May the beautiful memories of your father and the peace of God sustain you during this time. My prayers are with you, Todd, and all the family.

Denise Jones


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