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Joseph Lee Iii

Joseph passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at his home. He was born September 14, 1983 in Kalamazoo to Sheila and Joseph Lee II. Joseph enjoyed the outdoors and worked trimming and felling trees. His job and his beard made him a natural lumberjack. Joseph was a motorcycle enthusiast and a loyal Lions Football fan. His greatest joy was hanging out with his sons. He is survived by his wife Melanie who he married July 4, 2014, sons, Evin, Jacob and Corbin; mother and stepfather Sheila and Ron Russell of Scotts, Michigan, father Joseph Lee II of Allegan; siblings Devon Stewart of Kalamazoo, Josh Lee, Jessica Crisman and Jaime Caldwell all of Allegan, many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is also survived by Dawn Paradise and Terry Stewart who treated him as a son. Friends may visit with his family beginning at 4:00pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 4 at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego. Celebration of Life services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 5 at the Winkel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made for the needs of the family. Messages of condolence may be posted at

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Michelle Overton

April 2, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire family…


Jaime L Caldwell

April 2, 2018 at 2:21 pm

You are missed so much by so many people. Please keep an eye on our family and help us get through missing you. Love you big brother. Til we meet again, rest peacefully.


Beverly J MacDonald

April 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm

My heart goes out to the entire family.

May God show his love in the healing of those who love Joe. In life there is much that we can not make sense of and a young death is one of the hardest. May the strength of family and friends surround you. Sending hugs.


Amy Danzig

April 3, 2018 at 7:15 am

Sending peace, prayers, and love to the entire family!

~Tony, Amy & Lexi


Diane Swander

April 3, 2018 at 3:13 pm

I am so sorry and pray the memories of good times will comfort you in your sorrow. Many hugs and love to Sheila and the rest of the family , and prayers going up!


Gene & Ruthie

April 3, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Our condolences go out to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and be with you . . .


Rae-Anne Booth

April 5, 2018 at 11:20 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very devastating time. May God wrap his arms around you and the family and guide you through.



April 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm

Sending our deepest condolences to your family.

The Flegel Family


Cheryl A. Thomas

April 7, 2018 at 2:01 pm

My Deepest Sympathy Goes Out To All Of The People That Knew & Loved Joseph. Your Hearts Are Now Hurting But Peace Has Taken Him To Join All Those Who Left Before Him. You Remain With Your Memories Until You Meet Again!


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