Winkle W. Lee
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:00 am at the funeral home - Rev. Mario Quejadas, officiating
Winkle Lee of Burr Ridge, formerly of Oak Brook, died on Thursday November 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Julia, nee Char; loving father of Jenny Mrjenovich (the late Wayne decd. 2015), Maggie Lee (Chris Emerson), Ann Vaughan (Chris Boccumini) and Virginia Lee (Peter Miller). And doting grandfather of Andrew (31) and Michael (29) Mrjenovich, Megan Wong (27), Claudia (24) and Natalie (22) Vaughan and Davis (18) and Julia (16) Miller. He spent his last eight years with his loving partner, Priscilla (Precy) Monsalud. Winkle’s life was remarkable – a tale of hard work and achieving the American dream. He left his birthplace of Shanghai realizing that the Communist Party would eventually take over China. He soon secured a coveted position with the British Army in Hong Kong. It was there that he met and married Julia Char. Wishing for a better life for his wife and new daughter, Jenny, he sailed alone to the United States to find work. Two years later, Julia and Jenny were able to join him in Chicago where he worked long hours and took evening classes. In 1960 he began his career at Mercy Hospital where he worked 37 years rising to become the first lay person President and CEO of that institution. Always humble, generous and caring, he will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. Visitation is Friday, November 9, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook. Funeral service is Saturday, November 10th at 10:00 am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to: Sisters of Mercy, 3659 W. 99th St., Chicago, IL 60655. Info at 630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com.
Queen of Heaven Cemetery is located at 1400 S. Wolf Rd., Hillside, Illinois