Larry & Donna Lee

1995 Commodore

Larry Lee and First Mate Donna Lee

Commodore Career: Sales Rep for Proctor and Gamble Commodore Date of Birth: 3.13.1946
Commodore Hometown: Onalaska, WI
Siblings in order: Robert, older (deceased)

First Mate Career: Receptionist

First Mate Date of Birth: 9.22.1947

Hometown: La Crosse, WI

Siblings in order: Peter, Michael (deceased), John

Children 1: Thomas
Spouse: Mischelle

Grandchildren: Jade (1999), Bryce (2000), Aiden (2002), Damien (2004), Brady (2008)

Children 2: Susan Peterson Spouse: John Peterson

Grandchildren: Elizabeth (2001), Matthew (2004) Children 3: Daniel

Spouse: Allison
Grandchildren: Parker (2013), Austin (2015),

Ava (2017) Date of Marriage: 6.6.1970

How did you and your partner meet? In a bar! Commodore Hobbies and Interests: Gardening, fishing,

sporting events.

Commodore Community Involvement: Aquinas volunteer, Shrine volunteer, mobile meals, church.

First Mate Hobbies and Interests: Fishing, gardening, sports events (grandchildren).

First Mate Community Involvement: Aquinas volunteer, Blessed Sacrament volunteer, mobile meals.

Interesting Family History: Our fathers were both in WWII. They did not know each other until they met before we were getting married. They discovered that they both had returned from the war on the same troop ship
as they discussed the date and time of the ship’s arrival at the same pier at Boston Harbor. That was in 1945. They met in 1970 as we were planning our wedding. There were thousands of servicemen on the troop ship.

Tell the story of how you were asked to be a Commodore and First Mate: Phil Quillin called and asked Larry to come to his office. Larry thought it was regarding Proctor and Gamble business. The rest of the Commodores were in a back room and they asked him. There were three national acts at Riverfest in 1995…Kansas, Rare Earth and 38 Special.

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