Lee Coral Weitz passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 7th, 2022, at the age of 78, after a courageous, hard-fought battle with cancer. Lee was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on November 7, 1944, to Lee and Ruby Owen, and grew up spending time enjoying the outdoors with her brothers.
Lee met the love of her life, Donavon Weitz, and they married on February 17,1962. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage together, and were blessed with two daughters, Julie and Amy.
Lee and Don’s adventures led them to building a peaceful life in the woods when they moved to Neshkoro, Wisconsin; they spent 30 years making memories with each other, their girls, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lee spent her life committed to building a loving home for her family, always ensuring everyone was taken care of with love and compassion. Lee loved fishing & hunting adventures with her husband and family, and she enjoyed playing cards, making the occasional casino run, going on shopping excursions and trips up north with her daughters. One of Lee’s most cherished roles in life was her relationship with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, where she warmly embraced those “little dollies” and loved each of them as her own.
Without question, Lee always ensured that every person who came into her life was safe, healthy, and happy…and she always added some of that classic Lee sass and energy to every interaction. Plus, she made sure no one ever left without a snack-bag of sweet-treats for the road!
Lee was Lutheran by faith and throughout her entire life, maintained a steadfast relationship with the Lord; He blessed her by giving her the best gift of all: a welcome into Heaven on her birthday. To say she will be missed is an understatement, but to be reminded that we have the most beautiful guardian angel watching over us, is the most peaceful thought.
Lee was an exceptional and loving wife, mother, grandma, nana and friend. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Donavon; children Julie Nikolaus (Scott Engel) and Amy Volkman (Gary); grandchildren Kiel Nikolaus (Linda), Tara Elmer (Andy), and Trista Volkman (Codey Graham); great-grandchildren Lucy, Charley & Grace Nikolaus, Bentley DuFresne, and Owen & Ruby Elmer; and, her lifelong friend Judy Tank, along with William & Gloria Ritchie, her aunt and road trip partner-in-crime.
Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Ruby, and brothers Phillip and Steven Owen.
A private service will be held for the family to celebrate Lee and the amazing legacy she leaves with us.
Our family would like to express gratitude for the unconditional love we’ve received, and we’d also like to share special appreciation to Pastor John Dorn of Living Water Lutheran Church, as well as Lee’s compassionate care team at Compassus Hospice for their gentle and supportive care.