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LeRoy “Lee” A. Lathrop

Published On: Feb 04 2013 05:58:39 AM CST

Madison - LeRoy “Lee” A. Lathrop of Madison, age 65, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, while overseas in Kiev, Ukraine. He was born in Stoughton, the son of Norbert and Catherine (Hardwick) Lathrop. Lee spent his early years in the Lake Mills area. After his graduation from Stoughton High School, he enlisted in the Navy and served during the Vietnam conflict. Following his service, Lee was employed with Thomas Industries and attended MATC to earn is welding and steam fitting degree and became a union steamfitter for local 601, specializing in TIG welding. He loved golf, excelled in billiards, and enjoyed riding horses, attending American Legion functions but especially the special get- togethers with his son and grandson to watch the Packers. Lee was a member of the McFarland American Legion post 534 and the 40 and 8 Veterans organization.

He is survived by his wife, Yana; children, Paul (Luz) Lathrop of New Mexico, Chris (Shelley) Lathrop of Stoughton; 6 grandchildren, Jesus, Jasmine, Brittni, Paul Anthony, Jackson and Cameron; siblings, Ralph (Bonnie) Lathrop, Carl Lathrop, Helen Jewell and Linda (Daryl) Schneider; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, 1358 Highway 51, Stoughton, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 with the Rev. Dave Nelsestuen presiding. Burial with military honors will be at Cooksville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m until 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. A funeral luncheon will follow at the Stoughton VFW post 328. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com

Visitation:
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m until 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

Service:
Funeral Services will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, 1358 Highway 51, Stoughton, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 with the Rev. Dave Nelsestuen presiding.

Cemetery:
Burial with military honors will be at Cooksville Cemetery.

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