Lee Ferree

February 16, 1940January 10, 2020

Lee Ferree, 79, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020. Lee was born and raised in St. Charles, IL. Lee and Joyce (Hiemenz) were married for nearly 60 years, and raised three children together. He worked in manufacturing and managed facilities in Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, and Michigan. Lee and Joyce retired back to Iowa to be close to family. He was a devoted, loving, and attentive care-giver to Joyce for many years as she fought battles with cancer and ALS. Lee was her rock. Joyce’s passing fifteen months ago separated a nearly inseparable couple.

Lee is survived by his brother, Greg Ferree; children, Marty Ferree, Laura (Forrest, Jr.) Ridgway, and Michele (Pete) Maglione; four grandchildren, Megan (Matt) McNeece, Forrest (Kristy) Ridgway III, Parker Ridgway, and Noah Ridgway; and four great-grandsons.

A private family service will be held at a later date.


  • Private Family Service

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