Lee Edward Rempe, 70, of Manchester, passed away at Regional Medical Center in Manchester on Friday, April 6, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Service with military rites was held April 14 at the United Methodist Church in Manchester, with the Rev. Mike Druhl officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date.
He was born Feb. 27, 1942, in Oskaloosa, the son of Henry and Ruth (VanHouweling) Rempe. Lee grew up on a farm near Leighton, and graduated from Pella High School in 1960. He served honorably in the United States Army from 1964 to 1968.
On June 12, 1971, Lee was united in marriage to Kathy Anderson at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls. Two daughters were born to this union. Together they resided in Manchester, where Lee was a high school English and humanities teacher at West Delaware Community Schools. He retired in 2002 from teaching.
Lee was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Local survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth (Ryan) Harvey of North Liberty.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonardmulleerfh.com.