June E. Lee

  • Born: June 12, 1939
  • Died: January 22, 2020
  • Location: Columbus, Wisconsin

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home

302 Columbus Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Tel. (608) 837-5400

Tribute & Message From The Family

June Ethel Lee (nee Martinson), age 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her daughter's home surrounded by family from small cell lung cancer. She was born on June 12, 1939 in Madison, Wisconsin to Henry (Hank) and Anna Martinson.
On November 17, 1962, June married the love of her life, Donald (Don) G. Lee. He preceded her in death on December 5, 2019.
June worked a variety of jobs while raising her seven children from taking in laundry to becoming a waitress at Rupert's and Easy Landing. In 1970, she and her husband bought a dairy farm. Together, they raised beef cattle, chickens, pigs and most importantly their milk cows. She was the bookkeeper for the farm and took meticulous notes. In the later years they raised beef cattle and cash crops. She never lost her love of horses and has many pictures and figurines throughout her home. She was a hard worker, proud, and strong woman, not to mention a fighter as she battled her cancer until the end.
She is survived by seven children: Susan (Mark) Townsend, Linda (Keith) Lidberg, Christina (fiancé Mike Lyste) Reineke, Sandra (Rick) Tjugum, Audrey (David) Jakel, JoAnn (Kevin) Bolstad, and James (Karen) Lee; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Jack Martinson; sister-in-law Sandy Lee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Dallas, Marvin, Lester and Harry Martinson; sisters Maureen and MaryAnn England; and brother-in-law Gary Lee.
Funeral Services will be held at SPRING PRAIRIE LUTHERAN CHURCH, N509 County Rd. C, De Forest (Keyeser), 11 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 with Vicar Rick Bursh presiding. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Agrace HospiceCare. A very special thank you to Sandra, and her daughters Ashley, and Aarika (the medicine lady), for taking such good care of Mom and to our sister Linda for coming home again to assist.
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry I missed your Moms funeral. I am one of her first cousins from the Norman Martinson family. I am Millie ONeill. Your Mom was my favorite cousin from your family. June used to let me and my sister Rose Anne follow her around the farm. I remember a huge brown plow horse that we all used to ride. My condolences and I am so sorry I missed the time to reminisce.

Posted by Millue ONeill - Madison, WI - family   January 27, 2020

a very nice lady that became part of a neighborhood family that i was proud

Posted by Gene L Peterson - Columbus, WI - Family Friend   January 24, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the Lee and Martinson families. Our parents were friends. We were neighbors for a few years. I used to love going to June's and riding behind her on her horse in the mid 1950s. She seemed hopeful in December. So sorry she had to suffer. RIP June.

Posted by Judy Sigurslid (was Johnson) - DeForest, WI - Friend   January 24, 2020