Christopher Ryan Lee



Memorial Contributions

 VFW National Home for Children


Naperville Responds for Veterans

Christopher Ryan Lee, age 37 of East Lansing, MI passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Albert B. Lee, John Begthel; grandmother, Catherine P. Lee; cousin, Millicent Pavlik; and uncles, David Pavlik, Scott Lee. Chris is survived by his son, Parker John Lee; parents, Mark & Kathleen Lee; brothers, John Lee, Hunter Lee; grandparents, Jerrold R. & Marlene Landstra; brother-in-law, Michael Majer; sister-in-law, Samantha Lee; aunts, Mary Lee, Melissa Wells, Christine Yoas; uncle, Scot Yoas; and nephew, Banks David Lee. Chris was a Sergeant in the United States Military for the 101st Airborne Division and received an Army Commendation Medal for the bravery he displayed during his tour in Iraq. In addition to being a decorated war veteran, Christopher had an Associate’s degree in Real Estate. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30am Saturday, March 20, 2021 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd, Naperville, IL 60540. Fr. MM, presiding. Masks and social distancing will be required. The mass may be viewed at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made out to the VFW National Home for Children, and/or Naperville Responds for Veterans,


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4 Responses

  1. Mark and Kathy, I just received the very sad news about the loss of your son, Chris. Although I never met him, I’m sure he was a wonderful young man. Our nation is proud and grateful for his service to our country.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult and sad time in your lives.

  2. Chris Lee had a smile that lit up a room and the personality to match. He was always encouraging people to be their best, with playful smack talk. Thank you for your service Chris, and for being a great guy, you are missed.

  3. I had the honor of knowing Chris for just over three years. Chris was proud of his military service and in love beyond words with his son Parker. We never had a conversation where Parker’s welfare was not part of the discussion. God bless you Chris, you will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to know you.

  4. Our deepest sympathies to you and your loved ones. May Christopher rest in everlasting peace.

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