Lee Curtis Vanderlip, Janesville (1929 - 2013)

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Monday, December 2, 2013

February 16, 1929 - November 29, 2013

Lee Curtis Vanderlip, 84, of Janesville, WI, passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, surrounded by his wife and sons. Lee was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Oak Park, IL, the son of L C and Gertrude (Folbridge) Vanderlip. He graduated from Whitewater College High School. He served in the Naval Reserves while in school. Lee married Lorraine Schulz on Oct. 2, 1948, in Whitewater. Lee was employed by General Motors in Janesville, for over 30 years. Following retirement, he and Mrs. Vanderlip made their home in Heber Springs, AR, until his health failed and they returned to Janesville, to be near family. Lee was a member of AARP and while in Arkansas, he was a member of the Cleburne County Bee Association, Lake Area Photography Club and the Drasco volunteer fire department.

Lee is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorraine; three sons: Randy (Cecelia) Vanderlip of Janesville, David (Candace) Vanderlip of Milton, Dean (Janet) Vanderlip of Fond du Lac, WI; six grandchildren: Michelle (Tom) Rodefeld, Eric (Sarah) Vanderlip, James (Jennifer) Vanderlip, Daniel (Jenna) Vanderlip, Deena (Jack) Nett, Russell Vanderlip; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Jemmie) Vanderlip. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Allen Vanderlip; and a grandchild, Andrea Renee Vanderlip.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, with Rev. James Melvin officiating. Burial will be in the Milton Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME. Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare, ECHO or Rock County Humane Society.

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