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Jeffrey "Jeff" A. Lee, 43, of Omaha, NE, formerly of Rockford, died July 6, 2017. Born Oct. 26, 1973 in Rockford, the son of Jerre and Barbara (Herdklotz) Lee. Jeff was the Founder and CEO of Healing Dreams Foundation.

Survived by his mother, Barb (Herdklotz) Lee; special friend, Steffanie Stiles; and several cousins. Predeceased by his father, Jerre Lee; brother, Bill Lee; uncle, Bill Herdklotz; and grandparents, Earl and Jeanette Herdklotz and Bill and Noreen "Maxine" Lee.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. First St., with Rev. Jay Quinn officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church and on Thursday, July 13, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in church prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Barb Lee.

Condolences & Shared Memories (7)

  1. Haley Boyer

    I met Jeff twice in my life, but it only took once to leave a lasting impression. His passion for charity was so inspiring. And he had a way of making everyone feel appreciated. I'm so sorry for your loss. Even from Omaha, this is a huge loss for the Rockford community. Love and thoughts.

  2. Karen Hinde and Family

    Barb, our family is all thinking of you at this very sad time and our prayers are with you.

  3. Sandra Sweeney

    So sorry God needed another angel and chose your wonderful son, may God bless you during this difficult time. Amen

  4. Gayle and Cliff Linhart

    So sorry for the loss of your son Jeff. May the Lord surround you with his love and peace in the years to come.

  5. Ellen Musiak

    Barb and Steff, I am so very sorry. Jeff was funny and big hearted. He always reached out to those who were hurting. He was very kind and empathetic. When I lost my nephew, he made a point to message me and see how we were doing. That was the kind of person he was. I pray that your memories and love for him will help you through the pain of loss.

  6. Joyce Nimocks

    Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time......May the angels escort him through the gates of Paradise.....

  7. Debby & Dennis Felty

    Barb & Steff , words can't express our sadness for what you each are going through with losing Jeff. He was a big man with a bigger heart. Mom loved when he & you, Steff , visited her at Grand Victorian . May you memories help ease your pain .


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