In Memory of Marlys S. Lee

November 14, 1934 - October 25, 2022

Marlys Sena Lee, age 87, of Hayward, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Water’s Edge Care Center in Hayward, WI.

She was born on November 14, 1934, in Hayward, WI, the daughter of Floyd and Freda (Thompson) Jensen.

She was united in marriage to Robert “Bill” Lee on April 11, 1952, in Hayward.

Marlys was born and raised in Hayward and graduated from Hayward High School. Her first job during high school was for the Grand Theatre (now Park Theatre) and for Hayward Dairy. She relocated to Tacoma, Washington after her husband was called up to serve in the National Guard.  She also worked for Winona Knits and Ronnings clothing stores in Hayward. She and Bill owned and operated Lee Motors in Hayward, a gas station and car dealership selling International and AMC vehicles and Arctic Cat motorsports. She later helped her daughter’s business, Quilt Magic. Marlys also owned a cute yarn shop called the Needlework Nook. Marlys was a dedicated member of the Hayward Lioness Club. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, bridge and reading. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  

She is survived by her daughters, Kim Marie (Michael) Aubart and Toni Lynn Brengle both of Hayward, WI; her five grandchildren, Jason (Michelle) Aubart, Morgan (Michael) Poppe, Jamascent (George) Tutor, Zachary Brengle and Makala (Richard) Ruekema; her nine great-grandchildren, Belle (Isaiah), Logan, Phin, Easton, Colt, Grayce, Emma, Marlie and Austin; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

In addition to her parents, Marlys is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert “Bill” Lee; her sister, Claire Szobota; and her brother, Elmer J. Jensen.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at the Spider Lake Church Main Street Campus, where visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of the service. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward.

Memorials may be directed to Spider Lake Church, 10601 Main Street, Hayward, WI 54843 or to the Northwoods New Life Resource Center, P.O. Box 13020, Hayward, WI 54843.

Last Update: Oct 31, 2022 2:15 pm CDT

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