Patrick Herman Lee

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for 35-year old Patrick Herman Lee on Monday, September 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD, with Father Ed Witt, S.J., officiating.

Burial services will be held at a later date at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, SD

Patrick Herman Lee “Pte Sa Waste” was born on October 2, 1984 in Rapid City, SD to Patrick A. Lee and Faith Lee.  Patrick made his journey to the Spirit World on September 3, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.  

Patrick was born in Rapid City and lived there all his life. His natural parents died when he was at an early age and he was adopted by his grandparents, Patrick A. and Faith M. Lee. 

He attended St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary School and graduated from St. Thomas More High School in Rapid City. After high school, he attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry.  

Patrick went on to work as a chemistry teacher at Oglala Lakota College and South Dakota State University, but became disabled in October 2019 due to congestive heart disease, which affected the functions of his lungs.  

He wore an oxygen tube in his nose which was attached to oxygen equipment which was then able to perform the basic requirements for his body.  On September 3, 2020, he was taken by ambulance to the ER at Monument Hospital where he passed away.  

Patrick Herman Lee is survived by his father, Patrick A. Lee of Rapid City, SD; sister, Talitha Wilson of Minnesota; cousins, Janelle Wilson of Rapid City, SD; and other relatives and many friends.

Patrick was preceded in death by his mother, Faith Lee; biological father, Doug Wilson; biological mother, Patty Herron; brother, Jude Wilson; uncles, Rex Wilson, Ted Wilson, and Ogden Wilson.  

Honorary pallbearers will be all Relatives & Friends of Patrick H. Lee.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD