Obituary for Leon Stalberger
Leon E. Stalberger, also known to many as “Lee Steele”, age 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 after a short battle with Metastatic Lung Cancer. On May 27, 1939 Lee was born in Elrosa, Minnesota to the late Norbert and Marie (Bayer) Stalberger. Lee served in the Army Reserve, MI National Guard. On October 26, 1968 he married Sandra Harju at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Marquette, MI. He was a graduate of Brown Institute with a degree in Broadcasting. Lee spent many years as a sports broadcaster with radio and TV. Those years were spent with WDMJ Radio- Marquette, MI, WFRV-TV and WLUK-TV and WDUZ Radio all of Green Bay, retiring in 1993. He had a passion for baseball, golf and most sporting events. Lee was an avid reader of novels and historical non-fiction. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Lee is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; son, Mickey Mantle (Kathy) Stalberger, Green Bay; a granddaughter due on July 10, 2017; his sister Mary Jo (Dennis) Linder, Belgrade, MN; sister-in-law, Suzie Skoog, Swartz Creek, MI; many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gene, Jim and Donald.
Family and friends may visit at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4805 Sportsman Dr., Ledgeview, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 12 noon to 1:45pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Lee at 2:00pm at the church with Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
Thank you to many friends and relatives who offered their prayers and assistance while Lee was ill. For their diligent tender care, special thanks to Dr. McCarty, Dr. Bowersox, Dr. Hoppe, the nursing staff at St. Vincent Hospital and Unity and Heartland Hospices. Also thank you to Green Bay Oncology.