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Daniel Lee

Daniel E. “Pops” Lee, 71, of Upper Sandusky, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in the emergency room at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
Daniel was born on Feb. 16, 1949, in Findlay, to Arthur D. and Donna M. (Needles) Lee. His father is deceased and his mother is living in Findlay. He married Karen Swinehart on Jan. 6, 1978, and she survives.
Daniel is survived by a son, Scott (Darcy) Washburn of Upper Sandusky; five grandchildren, Isaiah and Cory Washburn, Cassie Shuff, Trey Washburn and Ethan Washburn; along with two brothers, Dean (Karol) Lee of Findlay, and Ed Lee of Jacksonville, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a son, Cory Washburn, and a sister, Jane, who died in infancy.
Daniel retired after over 45 years from Whirlpool in Findlay having worked in a variety of departments through the years.
He was a member of Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, Lion’s Club in Upper Sandusky, and participated for many years with the Carey Ecumenical Choir. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1093 in Upper Sandusky.
Daniel graduated from Carey High School in 1967 and went on to graduate from Stautzenberger College in Toledo with an associate degree in drafting.
For hobbies Daniel enjoyed mowing his yard, NASCAR and Sprint racing, following the Browns, Indians, Cav’s and the Buckeyes, along with following his grandchildren’s sporting and musical events.
Funeral services for Daniel E. “Pops” Lee will be private with the Rev. Jim Stauffer officiating. Burial will be at Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date as soon as the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Youth and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH  43351.
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  1. Dan Craft on April 4, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Daniel and I were classmates of 1967. We also both worked at Whirlpool in Findlay. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

    Dan Craft

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