OBITUARY

Lee Charles Von Stein

December 5, 1953April 7, 2018

Lee C. Von Stein, 64, was born 12/05/1953 and passed away suddenly 04/07/2018. Beloved brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his brother, Mark Von Stein, his sisters Gayle Von Stein, Lori Mandel and Traci Lewis, his nephews Kyle, Robbie and Mac Von Stein, and nieces Brittany Von Stein and Kayla Lewis. An avid U of M football fan and alumni, Lee brightened everyone’s life that he met and he will be missed by everyone who was blessed to have known him.

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Joyce Hands

July 28, 2018

Lee VonStein ,
Where are you? Your good friends from the class of '72 are sitting together talking about what a great friend you were! We miss you and your gorgeous smile, your perfectly cut blonde hair!
Condolences to your family from your friends of the class of '72.
Joyce Springer
Vinni Tedder
David Dykema
Ricky Haynes

Stanley Wienckowski

June 15, 2018

It's been over 2 months now , I finally can get myself to write something , still can't believe you are gone , I met you in 1983 , we both went into the same business , we finally partnered up in 2015 and what a great thing it was , we worked together for almost 3 years , we got along so well , you were like the brother I never had , we always watched over each other , it hasn't been the same without you , we had so many plans . Bea and I will always miss you and keep you close in our hearts , the good Lord had bigger plans for you , watch over all of us , you will always be in my thoughts and prayers everyday . Thanks for all the great memories and chuckels we had together . Love you buddy, your old friend and paint partner , Stan

Cathie Clark

April 20, 2018

The world lost a great man, brother, uncle and friend. I am blessed to have met you. Game nights will never be the same. You will be missed dearly and remembered fondly. As my heart breaks with the loss of a such a kind sole, please watch over us until we meet again. Love always, Cathie

Layne and Mark Walls

April 16, 2018

While we had not seen him in years the memories of Lee are still good. From playing football to joint family picnics the two families had many good times. The beach picnic years with our folks are fun memories. To lose a sibling is incredibly hard especially the oldest that has always been there -- tell stories and laugh it is the best thing. Again we are so very sorry for your loss.

Steve Kennedy

April 15, 2018

i have great memories of Lee and I in our high school years and college years. From going up coast surfing to driving up and down the strip to the Parrot 7 beers for a dollar football weekends in Gainesville to cleaning parking lots at the mall we had many great times.

Barry Trueman

April 15, 2018

I have lost a very good friend that I will miss forever.To the ones that new Lee,they know what that feels like.He was always ready to help you even in a short notice.When I think back now over the many years fishing, diving and all the stories I remember of our past, it brings me a smile. The sad reality I only have past memories now. Lee and I talked about getting a fishing trip together in the Key's, with the old gang of friends,but instead we all toasted the celebration of his life Friday night. Until we meet again my friend,save me a seat on the boat.

Gayle Von Stein

April 13, 2018

I cannot believe you are gone! You should have had so many years left on this earth! We all had so many plans, another great season of U of M football games and tailgating parties, watching the away games at my new Tiki Hut, family games nights, and you were finally finishing the remodel of your condo! You promised you would tear yourself away from work and finally take a family vacation!
I have to admit, I always knew what an incredible brother you were, what an incredible man you were, but the outpouring of love and well-wishes from all the people you touched has been absolutely amazing! I have heard stories from people, some I know, some I've never met, and they all go on and on about things you did for them or with them that have made me even prouder of you than I was before!
Lee, the pain of losing you is crippling. Lori, Mark and I have always turned to you. We all have lost a part of ourselves with you. Although I know you are in a better place, you have left a hole in all the hearts of the people you touched, and everyone who was blessed to have known you will miss you forever. God Bless you Lee!

Mark Von Stein

April 13, 2018

Where do you start. First, best friends to many including me and secondly, being a brother that I always cherished. The things he taught me including surfing, skiing and yes, I have to say, fishing. My brother would be there for anyone, anytime. You can say that he’s in a better place but being in the medical field, two feet on this earth is a beautiful place to be. Lee, I will miss you and even though it’s only 6 days, my life has changed considerably. You’ll always be the brother I loved and the brother I’ll miss forever.

FROM THE FAMILY