Obituary of Lee Gene Talbert
Lee Gene Talbert, the son of Samuel Talbert Jr. and Lucille Theyerl, was born July 28, 1932 in Fond Du Lac, WI. Lee was united in marriage to Joanne Kodis on October 20, 1951 in Waukegan, IL. Lee served his country in the U.S. Air Force from September 1952 until September 1956. He worked for American Motors in Kenosha, WI, where he met his wife of 70+ years. He moved to Jasper County, Iowa in 1984 and worked for the Maytag Company until July 1998.
Lee was a long time member of the Kellogg Christian Church. He was a member of the NRA and loved to hunt and fish.
At the age of 90 years, Lee died peacefully at his home in Kellogg, IA on January 1, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joanne on June 16, 2022, sons Gary Eral Talbert and Lance Regan Talbert, sister Tola Mahoney and brothers David Talbert and Leonard Talbert.
Funeral services for Lee will be held at a later date, and the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, have been entrusted with the arrangements.
Those left to honor the memory of Lee include his six children Gary Earl (Sandy) Talbert of Kenosha, WI, Lance Kevin (Ruthie) Talbert of Kenosha, WI, Brenda Lee Talbert of Brainerd, MN, Dawn Michelle (Joseph Gannaway) of Newton, IA, Michael Gene (Donna) Talbert of Kenosha, WI, and Scott Keven (Margie) Talbert of Gilbert, AZ,15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren, half-brothers Melvin Talbert of Racine, WI, John Talbert of Antigo, WI, Earl Talbert of Kenosha, WI and many nieces and nephews.