Thomas E. Lee, 74, of Caledonia, died Sat. Dec. 1, 2012, at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia.

He was born April 28, 1938, in Minneapolis to William and Mildred (Crouse) Lee. He lived in Minneapolis until 1950 and then moved to Indiana to attend school there.

During his life, he lived in California, Michigan and Minnesota. He moved to Caledonia in 1999. He worked as a first responder and also did custodial and factory work.

Survivors include his children, Daniel Lee and Rose Marie Snarr; a sister, Donna Bennett of Carmichel, Calif.; a cousin, Doug Peterson of Spring Grove; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two half-brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec 4 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif officiated and burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia.

The McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at