Lee M. Vanden Heuvel, 61, of Rosiere, WI passed away on December 9th, 2023, at his home. He was born to the late Richard and Sharon (King) Vanden Heuvel-Routheau on Oct. 3rd, 1962.
Lee was raised in the family business, Van Dyke Lanes, in Dyckesville. He attended St. Louis Catholic Grade School in Dyckesville and Luxemburg-Casco Schools. Lee moved to Colorado and later Florida where he worked with his brothers in the construction field. Later, he attended NWTC, earning his electrician’s certification. Lee worked as an electrician for several years. Sixteen years ago, he purchased a tavern in Rosiere and Why-Lee’s bar came to be. Lee would become known for some of the best food in the area, perfecting recipes for his broasted chicken and pork chops and what many would come to say were the best fish fry’s in the area. He enjoyed having Kermiss and Booyahs at the bar and participating in fundraisers including Kruisn’ for Kids and the Salvation Army’s Bikes for Tykes. Lee will be remembered for his “unique” sense of humor. He loved to make people laugh, even from a young age.
In his younger years Lee enjoyed fishing on the bay of Green Bay. He was a skilled bowler and scored a perfect 300 game, earning him the Bowling Congress ring which he proudly wore every day. Lee enjoyed cruising in his 1970 Gran Torino in the summertime.
Lee’s greatest joy was his daughter, Martina. He couldn’t have been more proud of her and would share with family and friends how smart she is and her accomplishments at school. She continues to be the light of his life!
Lee is survived by his dear daughter Martina; his brothers; Guy (Lori), Jon, Kit (Laura) and Job (Jackie); his sisters; Lori (Steve) and Geri Lynn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his; brothers, Jay and Ric; a sister-in-law, Katie and a brother-in-law Jim.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Please check the Why-Lee’s II Facebook page and www.prokowall.com for details and to leave online condolences.
Lee’s family extends a thank you to Lee’s business partners Jordan and Jenny Nowak for all their help during this time, to his special friend Katie Reinhart, and to Lee’s best friend, Eric Englebert, thank you for being such a good friend to Lee!