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September 23, 2019

9/12/2019 7:30:00 AM
Judith J. Lee

Judith Lee, of Shawano, formerly of Holy Cross, passed away in the afternoon hours of Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay. She was 75 years old.

Judy was born in Milwaukee on July 3, 1944, daughter of Roy Cavett and Ruth (nee Marsh) Cavett. She grew in Grafton, graduating from Grafton High School with the class of 1963. On March 14, 1970 she married Patrick Lee in Port Washington. Judy worked at Tecumseh Products Co. as a machinist for over 17 years until they closed. She then worked as a department manager for Wal-Mart for over 20 years, retiring in 2014. After she retired, the couple moved to Shawano. Judy enjoyed traveling all over the country with her family, baking, ice skating, horses and trips to casinos. She also enjoyed doing a lot of crafting, especially crocheting items for friends and family. Judy was a straight-forward, no nonsense kind of person. She loved to have fun and had a great sense of humor that wasn't always politically correct.

She is survived by her husband Pat of Shawano and her daughter Tracy (Ralph) Ripple of West Bend. She is further survived by four grandchildren: Alesha Clark of West Bend, Patrick Clark of Port Washington, Michael Rinner of West Bend, and Tanya Burby of Sheboygan, two great-grandchildren Grayson Rinner and Madalyn Clark, two brothers Gary (Marion) Cavett of Nampa, Idaho, and Dennis (Jan) Cavett of Waukesha, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services for Judy were celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington. Pastor Janet Hartzell presided over the service. A time of gathering preceded the services at the funeral home from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at

The Lee family wishes to thank the caring staff in the ICU of Aurora Baycare Medical Center for all they did for Judy. Their care and compassion went above and beyond expectations.

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