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Lee Jay Pilz

March 29, 1975 ~ February 21, 2015 (age 39)
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A candle was lit by Laura Coney-Lemert on March 3, 2015 11:10 AM
Message from Bill Miller
February 27, 2015 4:55 PM

I fished with Lee several years ago when we were members of the Clearwater Bassmasters. I remember Lee as a very kind and caring person that loved life. I had not seen Lee in several years, but always considered him a great friend. I am very sad to hear of his sudden passing. His memory will always be with me and he will be missed. May God bless his family and friends. I am a better person for having known Lee. RIP my friend.
Message from Roxie & John Ash
February 27, 2015 8:36 AM

Our hearts reach out to you, Melissa, and to your daughters, and to all of your
families.
Wish we could be with you.
Message from Deb Fisher
February 27, 2015 1:07 AM

In shock and disbelief, my heart is heavy and broken! I cannot express the sadness I feel for you, Anne, Rigel, Melissa and your girls.
I will forever keep you all in my heart.
God Bless You and Power of Prayer forevermore.
Message from Cindy & Myron Noward
February 26, 2015 8:08 PM

Anne, and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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A candle was lit by Terry Cline Runyon on February 26, 2015 3:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Terry Cline Runyon on February 26, 2015 3:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Terry Cline Runyon on February 26, 2015 3:43 PM
Message from Kim Davidson
February 26, 2015 2:21 PM

Melissa, so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are all in thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Andrew McClure on February 26, 2015 2:12 PM
Message from Andrew McClure
February 26, 2015 2:09 PM

I roomed with Lee in college for a couple of years. I watched him grow into a man and he was a great one. I am sorry for your loss!
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A candle was lit by By Jack & Bobbie Vanek on February 26, 2015 12:42 PM
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A candle was lit by Justin Cline on February 26, 2015 12:00 PM
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A candle was lit by Shawna and Charley Johns on February 26, 2015 10:22 AM
Message from Tom and Terry Dunbar
February 26, 2015 10:15 AM

The Lord be with you all. We are so sad. Wish we were there. See you, Anne.
Message from mike&bernita rosenogle smith
February 26, 2015 10:10 AM

anne you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers even though it has been years we are sorry for your loss god be with you
Message from Pastor Donna Holcomb
February 26, 2015 9:51 AM

My deepest condolences to the Pilz family. I remember Lee being a toddler in diapers when his dad Don was LaGrange County Sheriff, I worked part time at the courthouse for a couple of years and we would see Lee around the courthouse lawn. As a parent who has also buried a child, my heart goes out to Anne for the grief that she will endure for months to come. Yes, it gets more bearable, but never any easier. A parent should never have to bury a child - it is not the natural order of things. My prayers are with Lee's wife and daughters as well, may God give you strength to endure.
Message from Terri Brode Bradtmueller
February 26, 2015 8:30 AM

Anne and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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A candle was lit by Terri Brode Bradtmueller on February 26, 2015 8:29 AM
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A candle was lit by Gregory & Dorothy Holmberg on February 25, 2015 10:06 PM
Message from Scott and Bobbie Pelfrey
February 25, 2015 9:16 PM

Our deepest sympathy and prayers with you and your beautiful girls.
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A candle was lit by Bobbie Pelfrey on February 25, 2015 9:12 PM
Message from Steve & Becky Wappes
February 25, 2015 8:44 PM

Ann and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. We know what it is to lose a child and it is not something a parent should have to go through. Know that God is with you at this time and always will be.
Message from Megan Cline
February 25, 2015 7:46 PM

Thinking of all of lee's family and friends...my memories of Lee are from a long time ago. When summer lasted forever and we lived in our bathing suits. Playing baseball and spending whole days building forts in the woods. Growing up at the lake without a care in the world. Even as a kid Lee would mow putting greens on his lawn. Reliving memories of Lee with a heavy heart....
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A candle was lit by Megan Cline on February 25, 2015 7:37 PM
Message from Mariann Paugh
February 25, 2015 7:06 PM

Anne,
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words. Your in my thoughts, my heart hurts so bad for you and the family. If there is anything I can do to help you, you know I will try. Hugs
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A candle was lit by Mariann Paugh on February 25, 2015 7:05 PM
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A candle was lit by Anita Mark on February 25, 2015 6:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Damien & Divine Rajah best friends in California. on February 25, 2015 5:05 PM
Message from Chris, Sharon, Christa, Gentry, nana and papa Hoyt
February 25, 2015 4:49 PM

We will deeply miss Lee at our family gatherings. God Bless and love you all.
Message from Lora Maxwell
February 25, 2015 4:08 PM

Melissa, My prayers are with you and the girls in your loss. I am heartbroken for you! I will continue to pray for the peace that passes all understanding for you, not peace the world gives, but that peace that can only come from God. Much love to you!
Message from Marc Vanek
February 25, 2015 2:42 PM

May Lee rest in peace. Words cannot express the feelings and sorrow I have and especially for Anne, Rigel, Melissa and his three beautiful daughters. Lee was a childhood friend of mine. Growing up on Oliver Lake in the summers was very special for me and it was because of Lee. I cherished every moment being there of which Lee was a BIG part of! All the fun we had as kids, fishing, swimming in the channel, playing Army at night to of course the baseball games in the spare lot are memories that are still fresh in my mind. The memories of me being a White Sox fan to Lee being a Cub fan! The fun times as kids Lee and I would play CHiPs with our police helmets on riding our bikes around the circle. Oliver Lake was and still is a very special place. And it was those times with Lee that made it so. I was very blessed to have had Lee in my life early on.
Message from Toni Mark-Hicks
February 25, 2015 2:32 PM

Melissa, I am more sorry than I can express...I know that you and Lee love your sweet girls so much, I am sure that these days ahead will be especially hard on them. You are a strong and wonderful mother and can help them through this terrible time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your sweet family. We love you always as our sweet little Missy. Love to you from Aunt Jean, Anita, Beckie, me and Kevin and our kids, Audrey and Casey.
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A candle was lit by Lisa Miller- prayers on February 25, 2015 12:24 PM
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A candle was lit by Troy Egts and Family on February 25, 2015 11:53 AM
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A candle was lit by Shalisa Troyer-Baxter on February 25, 2015 11:39 AM
Message from Jessica Garman
February 25, 2015 11:34 AM

I am a good friend of Sean and Rigel's. I was fortunate enough to meet Lee last summer when Rigel was home visiting. I also got to meet his beautiful daughters. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Jessica Garman on February 25, 2015 11:32 AM
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A candle was lit by Angela,Aaleigha Clouse on February 25, 2015 11:25 AM
Message from Angela,Aaleigha Clouse
February 25, 2015 11:24 AM

Miss Melissa, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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A candle was lit by Peggy Iddings and Virginia Elick on February 25, 2015 10:36 AM
Message from Becca O'Brien
February 25, 2015 9:49 AM

I went to high school with Lee. He was a kind and sweet guy! So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to his family
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A candle was lit by Gary and Penny Loy on February 25, 2015 9:11 AM
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A candle was lit by Jason & Junell Wise on February 25, 2015 8:42 AM
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A candle was lit by Melissa Beaty on February 25, 2015 7:22 AM
Message from JIM & RITA ROSENOGLE COATS
February 25, 2015 6:41 AM

Anne, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Though I have not seen you for many years, I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all.
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A candle was lit by Sherry on February 24, 2015 10:49 PM
Message from Byron R Lewis
February 24, 2015 10:23 PM

Sorry for your loss of good man to young in his years. We meet thru good friends of mine Rod and Craig Fannin. Good memories for me of all of us hunting in Switzerland county. Memories that will be cherished. My prayers are with his wife and family during these difficult times. May gods prayers be with you always. My sencer condolences. Good hunting and fishing Lee.........
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A candle was lit by Rosanna Kline on February 24, 2015 10:14 PM
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A candle was lit by Byron R Lewis on February 24, 2015 10:12 PM
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A candle was lit by Steve and Linda Allen. Prayers for your family. on February 24, 2015 9:43 PM
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A candle was lit by Michelle Bailey on February 24, 2015 8:49 PM
Message from Wendy Misner
February 24, 2015 7:04 PM

Anne,
I am so sorry for your loss...I can't imagine...
Please know that I am praying for you and the rest of your/his family. I pray that God will help to ease your sadness and help you find joy in remembering him. Thankfully there's hope that we will get to see them again someday!!

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

--Matthew 5:4
Message from Bridget Hardesy
February 24, 2015 6:54 PM

Anne and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers go to everyone.
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A candle was lit by Christine Hernandez on February 24, 2015 6:48 PM
Message from Christine Hernandez
February 24, 2015 6:47 PM

Rigel is a friend of mine back here in California. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Lee. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. God bless you.
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A candle was lit by Christine Hernandez on February 24, 2015 6:41 PM
Message from Carrie Huth Bieberich
February 24, 2015 6:24 PM

Sorry for your loss! I graduated high school with Lee. You will be in our thoughts.
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A candle was lit by Carrie Huth Bieberich on February 24, 2015 6:23 PM
Message from Jerry Martin
February 24, 2015 4:47 PM

I worked with Lee at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club for 8 years. I learned a lot from Lee in those 8 Yrs. He was a great guy and will be truly missed by all who knew him.
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A candle was lit by Tommy Hurley on February 24, 2015 4:42 PM
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