ROBERT EUGENE LEE

Robert Eugene Lee, of rural Mora, formerly of St. Paul, died from a heart attack on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Kanabec Hospital. He was 58 years old.

No service will be held.

Robert Eugene Lee was born on May 10, 1951 in St. Paul, MN to John and Irene Lee. Bob spent his lifetime in the trucking industry, most recently as the regional maintenance manager for Vitran. Preceded in death by many loved ones. Survived by wife of 30 years, Helen; son Troy; brother Duane (Debbie) Lee; sister MaryJo (Jim) Kuehn; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

16 guestbook entries for ROBERT EUGENE LEE

  1. Ramona Etter April 27, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    I want to extend my sympathies to the family.

    I knew Bob through business with Vitran and always enjoyed his sense of humor and professionalism.

  2. Rachel Greenwell April 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    Helen, we are so sorry to hear about Bob. He will be missed very much by the MTA and the Maintenance Council. We will miss his great sense-of-humor and his slightly-twisted jokes.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  3. Paul Schmokel April 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Helen and Family, I am very sorry for your unexpeted loss of Bobby, he will be missed by all that knew him. I only knew Bob for the last 12 years but he was very helpful to me in learning the trucking business, for that I am grateful. I know that the MTA functions will not be the same without him.

  4. Pam (VanDanacker) Resemius April 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

    Dear Aunt Tootie. Sorry to read of your loss. Even though I haven’t seen you in years, I know the pain of losing someone dear (Dad) and its never easy. Just wanted you to know we (Myself,Deb and Denise) are thinking of you at this sad time. Love, your niece Pam

  5. Greg Ross April 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    I am so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. I have known Bob for about 36 of my 38 years with Ziegler Cat and he was a super person to call on. He always had a couple of shots he’d take at the Cat engines under his care but I know deep down he bled “Yellow” thru and thru.
    I will miss his banter, his wisdom, and most of all, his friendship.

  6. Dan O'Dowd, Haldex April 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bob was a great man in the industry, and will be missed by all.

  7. Chris & Mary Smith April 28, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    Helen,
    With our deepest sympathy. It was such a surprise after seeing and visiting with him on Friday. We thought he had this licked, but the Good Lord wanted anyways. I will never forget his laugh, his joking telling, and what a good friend he was to us both.
    Even though I only met you once, (it was good to meet the lady that made Bob so happy) I would like to stay in touch and make sure you are doing ok.
    Chris and Mary Smith

  8. Paul Warner April 28, 2010 at 7:16 am #

    I am deeply saddened.
    The time I spent with him in this industry were all good times. I respected him greatly and will miss him. The love of the Warner family goes out to all of you.

  9. Ed Ernst April 28, 2010 at 7:50 am #

    To the Lee Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May a river of sorrow gently flow to each. Bobby is a great man and will be greatly missed.
    Regards,
    Ed Ernst
    Vitran
    St. Louis, MO

  10. fikret rizvic,saint louis April 28, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    my thoughts and prayers are with family.Bobby was great man,friend and person to work with and he will be greatly missed.

  11. Jeff and Sheila Felty April 28, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Helen and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man and friend.

    I will cherish the “big dog” picture frame for our new puppy that he got a hold of, unwrapped and put his own picture in it for us as a joke. We laughed and laughed. But I never took his picture out – that was 6 years ago and still have it on the book shelf- I think we will keep it there.

    Aw to heck! Bobby Lee could make anyone smile or laugh. He was a great man and will be remembered fondly by all that knew him.

    Jeff and Sheila Felty

  12. Jim & Sue Kane April 29, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    To Helen and family,
    We’re so sorry for your loss. As you can tell by all the Guestbook entries, Bob touched a lot of people’s lives. As a supplier, he challenged you and your company to always be at your best, but never more than you had committed to. I accepted his challenge, and it made me better at what I do. As a friend, I’ll miss his jokes and humor, but most of all his stories. He was a good friend to my wife and I, which I’ll always appreciate and we’ll treasure all the memories. He will be greatly missed.

    Take care,

    Jim & Sue Kane

  13. mike sanchez April 30, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Bob. I had the pleasure to get to know Bob through working with Vitran Express. Bob was always honest, forthright, and above all, fair in eveything we did together. The transportation industry has lost a very good man. Again, may the knowledge that Bob is with his eternal Father bring you a sense of comfort. God bless

  14. Art Rivera II April 30, 2010 at 9:17 am #

    To the Lee Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I used to call on Bob as a sales representative traveling from Iowa. After I relocated to San Antonio Tx. in 2000 we maintained periodic contact via phone. I always enjoyed our conversations. May the Lord bless you and comfort you.

  15. Eric Heimer May 3, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    My deepest sympathy to Bob’s family. Bob was a man I respected and always loved to call on. His passion for what he did made me proud to call him a friend. I will miss him but will always think of him and smile.

  16. Chris Russo May 3, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    Bob, I will never forget the many times you and I spent at the shop discussing business and sharing the many jokes that we knew! You are greatly missed but will always be remembered. Helen, From all of us at Weller Reman your family is in our thoughts and prayers….

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