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Janis Carl Lee, age 69, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at My Doctors Inn in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born September 20, 1947 in Cullman, Alabama, son of the late Clell and the late Madell (nee: Peak) Lee.

With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Janis for his service to our country during the Vietnam war era. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, he attained the rank of Specialist 5 and served from October 1966 thru October 1968, with 11 months on foreign soil. Though it was Uncle Sam that came calling, Janis served with the utmost in pride and patriotism for his country. For the sacrifices made and his willingness to stand in harm's way for a noble cause, we extend our posthumous gratitude and honor his brave and valiant service.

For his career path, Janis joined the ranks of the many who sought an opportunity within the automotive industry, and is where he devoted the lion's share of his time on the assembly line. Noted for possessing strong work ethics and a desire to do his best, Janis extended the utmost in dedicated service to the company until accepting his well-deserved retirement.

When he was looking for something to pass the time, both away from work and into his retirement, you'd often find him donning his rod & reel and heading for one of his favorite fishing holes. Whether for his elusive search for the "Big One,"…or the simple, quiet pleasures that accompany the sport, fishing brought out the Michigander in Janis and was a pastime that never grew old.

Janis was also known for his love of traveling. Not necessarily to anywhere special,…he just love getting in the car and going for a ride. It could have been to someplace notable, or simply on an impromptu adventure,…ti was all about motorin' down the highway or the peacefulness of a back-country road. And even better than hoppin' in a car, Janis found great fun and enjoyment by jumping in a golf cart and headin' out. It had nothing to do with the game of golf, but rather the pleasures of motoring wherever in the openness of the vehicle. Ah,…but there was one destination that did garner his passions and attention, and that was every trip that took Janis to the next garage sale. He loved scopin' out the many treasures that he unearthed at many of these chochki traps,…better known to Janis as Parlors for Reminiscing.
But of all the pastimes he coveted the most, there was just something special and refreshing about enjoying a good sit on the porch and soaking in the aura of the neighborhood. And it was also a perfect spot to enjoy his precious family and friends, the loved ones in his life that made it all worthwhile.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Janis was a giving man. He poured his patriotism into his country,…he poured his hard work ethics into his job,…he poured the best of his love into his family, and made an impact upon the hearts and souls of countless in the process. He touched a multitude of lives along the way and leaves a legacy of love both unique and genuine to the man everyone knew him to be. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Janis was the beloved husband of the late Marie (nee: Pollard). Dearest father of Robin (Bob) Kuchta, Cristy (Derek) Brown, and Tony (Sarah) Lee. Loving grandfather of Tyler Kuchta, Dominic Brown, and Adrian Brown. Cherished uncle of Carl, Shawn, and the late Cindy. Brother of the late Freda Martin.

Visitation for Janis will be held Thursday, September 14th from 3-9 pm, with a 6:00 pm Funeral Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren.

Following Mr. Lee's services, he will join his beloved Marie and be laid to rest, with military honors, at Rome Memorial Park Cemetery in Rome, Georgia.

Please share memories of Janis at his memory book above.