Lee Anthony Mushel age 81 of rural Mt Zion passed away on January 22, 2021 at his home. Lee entered this world at the Marshfield Hospital during a blizzard on February 28, 1939. He was the oldest child of Anton (Tony) Mushel and Vivian (nee) Dittrich of Medford, WI He spent his early years on the family mink ranch in rural Medford. Lee attended the one room Tielke school from grades one through eight and went on to high school in Medford graduating in
1957. After high school he attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison for one vear then transferred to the Wisconsin State College and Institute of Technology at Platteville to study geology. It was there that he met his future wife the former Isabel Edge in physics class. The couple were married at the First Methodist Church in Platteville on December 22, 1962 Upon graduation in 1965 with a BS degree in chemistry Lee secured a position with Milprint in Milwaukee where he remained for five years to learn the flexible packaging industry His next position was with Faustel, a builder of packaging machinery. His job entailed traveling to wherever the machine was located and instructing the customer on its use. He
came a world traveler going to Buenos Aires Argentina, San Palo, Brazil, Durban, Natal, South Africa, Sidney Australia and spent two weeks working on a Kibutz in southern Israel He also traveled to Canada and Mexico on many occasions
ined in Milwaukee for 33 years, then spent two years in Glendale Heights, IL where Lee worked for a machinery builder in Lombard, IL Lee and Isabel returned to Wisconsin to their present home near Mt. Zion where they have resided for 22 years Lee had many hobbies, but his passion was Ham Radio particularly the aspect of it that involved constructing the equipment. He became interested in the hobby in high school and continued throughout his life. He was a 50 year member of the ARRL and also attended many classes on emergency communications. He was a weather spotter for NWS in La Crosse. He liked working with wood and built a few pieces of furniture with walnut he salvaged from a friend's tree. He constructed the house where they lived with the help of neighbors, friends and family. He enjoyed gardening both flower and vegetable, he had what some call a "green thumb" and could make almost any plant grow He enjoyed listening to classical music. particularly ballet music He was also an avid reader. Lee is survived by his wife, Isabel of 58 years, two sons, Craig, wife Mary Darrow of Ames, lowa, and Kevin, friend Caryn of Milwaukee, two grandsons. Andrew Mushel of Ames, and Emmett Mushel of Milwaukee a granddaughter. Claudia Mushel of Madison, and a step granddaughter Kami Mushel of Los Alamedas CA and her daughter Kalaya Allen of Los Alamedas. two sisters Mary Benn husband (Emnie) of Klonewetter. Wl and Julie Mushel-Schultz husband (Bill) of Medford., WI, an aunt, Faye McNely of Spencer, WI, and several nieces and nephews The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to St Croix Hospice for their help and professionalism in allowing Lee to fulfill his final wishes. There will be no funeral or memorial service per Lee's request. Those who wish to send cards or memorials can do so by sending them to Isabel Mushel at 44483 Vinegar Ridge Drive, Gays Mills Wisconsin 54631.
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