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Levi "Lee" J. Conklin

April 21, 2019
Levi "Lee" J. Conklin
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Levi "Lee" J. Conklin

Age 99 of Owosso passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Oliver Woods Retirement Village.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lee was born November 15, 1919 in Owosso, the son of Levi and Anna (Jones) Conklin.

He graduated from Owosso High School and proudly served in the United States Air Force as a bomber pilot during WWII. He retired in 1979 as Major after flying 30 combat missions in the South Pacific. After his retirement from the U.S. Air Force Lee was employed as a salesman with H & T Wholesale.

Lee was a member of the Masonic Lodge #81, American Legion # 57 and the Owosso Country Club where he enjoyed golfing and was a former Club Champion.

He married Jean Beamish in Owosso on June 28, 1941.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 78 years Jean; daughter Janis (Robert) Beehler of California; daughter-in-law Paulette Conklin of Katy, Texas; 2 granddaughters; 5 great-grandchildren; other loving family members and friends.

Lee was predeceased by his son Terry Lee Conklin, his parents and brother Lloyd.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to Easton Church of Christ.


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