Clayton Lee
Clayton Lee, 95, of Westby, died Sunday, June 16, 2019.


Sample ImageClayton N. Lee, 95, of Westby, died peacefully Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Old Times Assisted Living in Westby. Clayton was born November 25, 1923 in the town of Coon, WI to the late Oscar and Inga (Solberg) Lee. After graduating from the 8thgrade, he worked on the family farm and other area farms. Clayton’s love of farming inspired him to raise tobacco so he could buy his own farm. On June 16, 1948 he married Eleanor Amundson of Westby, which was her birthday. They farmed until 1970 when they moved to Westby. Clayton worked at Cenex and The Westby Creamery. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage until Eleanor’s death in 2014. Clayton lived at Old Times for almost 7 years and waited for the day they would be together again. 


Clayton is survived by his children: James (Sherry) Lee of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeanine (Jeff) Odenbreit of Eau Claire, Wis., Thomas (Sally) Lee of Elkhorn, Wis., and Katharine (Jay) Davide of De Pere, Wis. Clayton is further survived by his grandchildren: Emily (Jon) LeNoble of St. Paul, Minn., Erica (Amanda) Lee Analla of Madison, Wis., Cameron (Rigel) Lee of Atlanta, GA, and Rachel Lee of Ashland, OR; great-grandchildren: Helena and Hayley Lee Analla of Madison, Wis. and Phoenix Lee of Ashland, OR. Clayton welcomed daughters-in-law, Rita Lee of Cambridge, Wis. and Sonia Perez of Westchester, IL; Eleanor’s sister-in-law Betty Iverson of Richfield, MN and a special niece Carol Sorenson of Westby. Clayton is further survived by his brothers Marvin (Helen) Lee, Duane Lee, Glenn (Mary) Lee all of Westby, Roger Lee of Holmen and sister, Hazel Anderson of Viroqua. 


Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Inga; his wife Eleanor; his son David; his brothers Otis, Alton and Virgil; his sisters Clarice Hilke, Elaine Mickelson and Irene Stendalen.


Funeral Services for Clayton will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church, 500 S. Main St in Westby. Pastor Dan Wollman will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-11a.m. at the church. Clayton will be laid to rest in the Coon Prairie Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers and plants, the family suggests memorials to the Coon Prairie Cemetery Fund. 


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