Lee R. England, 93, of Fremont passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Promedica Memorial Hospital. He was born June 23, 1928 in Mount Blanchard, OH the son of Melvin and Helen (Shoemaker) England.
Lee was a 1946 graduate of Lakewood High School. While still in school he started working for Fisher Brothers of Cleveland, OH. In 1950 Fishers opened a store in Sandusky and Lee was made the assistant manager. In 1951 he was drafted into the United States Army. Upon his discharge he was a Corporal and Battery Clerk for the 27th AAA AW Bn Mobile in Kaiserslauten, Germany. On May 14, 1950, he married Youlanda Rainey, and the two spent 70 loving years together. She preceded him in death on November 4, 2020.
He was a manager of Fisher Foods Grocery in Sandusky and later transferred to Fremont. When the store in Fremont was sold to Foodtown he managed operations until 1968 when he became District Manager for Foodtown.
During his management career Lee was responsible for opening numerous Foodtown stores. Sandusky, Marion, Bucyrus, Ashland and the new location in Fremont. He retired from Foodtown in1993 and continued to work and additional 6 years as a merchandiser for Dinner Bell Meats.
He was a member of Hayes United Methodist Church where he served on many committees. He was proud of being on the building committee for the new church. Lee was a member of the Brainard Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, Zenobia Temple of Toledo and Zenobia Temple’s Jeepsters. He also held memberships with the Fremont Country Club, The Elks and Fremont O.E.S. #133; he enjoyed card club, golfing and watching his daughter and granddaughter show horses. Lee loved his family most of all.
Surviving is his daughter Sandra (Jeffrey) Phillips of Fremont, OH; granddaughter Holly Phillips; niece Bridget (Howard) Holzhauser. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Stanley England.
Funeral services will take place at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, 900 North Street, Fremont, OH. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens with military graveside rights performed by the V.F.W. and American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Hayes United Methodist Church or Shriners Children’s Hospital.