Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Lee, 6

Vincent Loren Lee, age 6, of Eau Claire, WI, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at home, surrounded by his family, as the result of a brain tumor.

A funeral Mass will take place Saturday, April 7 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 322 Fulton Street, Eau Claire, WI, with Father George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. There will be visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart - St. Patrick’s Parish, 322 Fulton Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703; Regis Catholic Schools 2728 Mall Drive Suite 200, Eau Claire, WI 54701; or Halos of the St. Croix Valley-Chippewa Valley Chapter, 207 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond, WI 54017, in memory of Vincent Lee.

Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.stokesprockandmundt.com.

Vinnie was born Feb. 4, 2012, at the Children’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI. He attended St. James preschool for two years, and then attended St. James for kindergarten.

He was baptized July 8, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Church by Father George.

Vinnie loved army men, and setting toys up in rows. He adored his brother, Ollie, and his dad, playing with all and any kids, and he loved God. He was good in church, liked being read to, and he was great at find-and-seek books.

Vinnie loved dancing, and playing strategic games, including computer games. He loved to swim, and was an EEL at the YMCA.

Vinnie loved his chickens, cats, and his dog, Blue. He liked spending time riding his bike, watching cartoons, and playing with his teddy bears, and he always wanted to stop and play at any park he saw.

Vinnie also loved riding on the school bus, swinging on his swingset, going to school, and eating school lunches.

He loved Father George and Pooh Bear, but his favorite thing in the world was to have fun. He was a sweet and joyful boy.

Vinnie is survived by his parents, Eric Lee and Janell Borchardt; his brother, Oliver Lee; his grandparents, Lorraine Borchardt, and Terry and Salomea Lee; his uncle, Lyle Borchardt; his aunt, Angela (Matt) Thompson; and many friends and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandpa, Isadore Sznaider; his uncle, Loren Borchardt; and his grandpa, Melvin “Red” Borchardt.

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