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MORTON – Joseph L. “Lee” Chismark, 93, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Villas of Hollybrook in Morton.
He was born on August 31, 1927 in Detroit, Mich., to Joseph and Nora (Murphy) Chismark. He married Betty Curley in Burlington, Iowa, on November 13, 1954.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Chismark of Morton; his children, Mary (Ed) Flynn of Middleton, Wisc., Mike (Lisa) Chismark of St. Augustine, Fla., Patti (Tim) Wiggers of Morton, Dan (Ichika Ryu) Chismark of Morton, Amy (Paul) Pedersen of Clarendon Hills, Ill., and Beth (Steve) Fieweger of Wheaton, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Lee attended Bradley University and was a member of the class of 1951. He worked for Logan Printing Co. in Peoria for 38 years, retiring in 1992 as a sales manager.
Lee was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton, where a private family Memorial Mass will be held, with Msgr. Gerald Ward officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial of cremated remains will take place at Hirstein Cemetery in Morton.
Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton.
Lee’s family would like to thank the staff at Villas of Hollybrook in Morton and Compassus Hospice for their loving care.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.
To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.