Patricia Ann (Britt) Lee was born on March 4, 1937, the sixth child and only daughter of Lewis Walter and Margaret Mae (Gyhra) Britt. She passed away August 20, 2020 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. Pat married Richard Leon Lee on January 25, 1957 and they had four children, Mary, Margaret, Richard, Jr., and Rebecca. They moved several times due to Richard’s service in the USAF, living in California for several years before settling for good in DuBois, Nebraska in 1970. She worked at Campbell’s Soup in Tecumseh for nine years then became a stay at home mom to her favorite child.
Pat enjoyed spending time with her family, attending her grandchildren’s activities, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles with her friend, Phyllis, embroidery, and yelling at the TV or radio during Nebraska football and volleyball games. She also enjoyed long Girls’ Weekend trips with her daughters and niece, Karen, especially the one to Beaver Dam, WI, which included stopping at several quilt shops along the way and at the American Picker's store. These trips often included a stop at a casino as well. Another monthly highlight was Family Breakfast on the last Saturday of each month at the Harvest Bowl in Tecumseh with whatever family members could attend. Pat fiercely defended her family, especially her grandchildren when watching them play sports, claiming “it wasn’t their fault” when errors were made. She had strong opinions about current events and she wasn’t afraid to share them, even with complete strangers, much to her family’s sometime embarrassment.
Pat was a member of the DuBois American Legion Auxiliary and spearheaded the cookie baking for boxes that were sent to service members and plates shared with veterans for Christmas. Every year her family would get together to bake around 200 dozen cookies for the boxes and plates. She made sure there was an accurate accounting of the number of cookies made as she packaged them. Pat was also a member of the DuBois United Methodist Church and played the church bells on Sunday.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (2015); son, Richard, Jr, (2018), an infant granddaughter, her parents, Walter and Margaret, and six brothers, Lewis, Willard, Walter, Richard, Roger, and Winston.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Bruce Sejkora, Margaret Nehring, and Rebecca and Glenn Plager; grandchildren and spouses: BJ and April Sejkora, Matt and Sommer Sejkora, Alex Sejkora, Erin and Cody Agnew, Brittany Nehring and Nate Reisdorfer, Kelsee and Justin Sayer, Zadie Plager, Trish and Cory Natter, and Carol Lee; great-grandchildren: Dawn, Liberty, Sydney, Leon, and Lili Sejkora; Alaina Gehring; Tristan and Ryder Agnew; Quinlee, Peri, and Ramsie Sayer; Tori and Lexi Natter; Julian White, Kasen Lee, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside Services Tuesday, August 25, 10:30 a.m., Du Bois Cemetery, DuBois, Nebraska. Officiating Pastor Dennis Hanneman. Visitation on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Interment DuBois Cemetery, DuBois, Nebraska. Memorials to family choice. Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com. Please feel free to bring lawn chairs for the Graveside service and also the service will be broadcast by a transmitter on a FM station.
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