Lee Isaacson

Lee Isaacson

LINCOLN — Lee Allen Isaacson, 88, of Holdrege died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Southlake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lincoln.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Holdrege with the Revs. Paul Bauman and Murray Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege.

Due to health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, current CDC and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for faith-based services will be followed. The Isaacson family sincerely encourages each person to decide whether to attend Lee’s services based on the best interest of your health, and that of your community. Lee’s funeral service will be livestreamed via the Trinity Evangelical Free Church’s Facebook page: Trinity Church Holdrege.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege; per CDC guidelines of 10 people or less in the facility at one time.


Lee was born on March 4, 1932, in Holdrege, the sixth of nine children, to Phillip and Bertha (English) Isaacson. He attended Holdrege Public Schools, graduating from Holdrege High School with the class of 1949.

Following his graduation, he was employed at J.M. McDonald Co. in Holdrege for one year. At the age of 18, he started working for Warner S. Lundeen Insurance Agency, and later became a partner of Lundeen-Isaacson in 1956. Later in life, Lee partnered with his son and son-in-law at agencies in other communities. Lee worked in the insurance business up until he was 86 years of age.

On Aug. 14, 1955, Lee married Harriet Mae Young at the Loomis Evangelical Free Church, and this union was blessed with six children: Michael, Robert, James, Julie, Angie and Ryan. The family made their home in Holdrege.

Lee accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a young man. He loved spending time with his family and attending all of their activities, especially sports and 4-H activities. Lee was involved and actively volunteered with numerous organizations during his life.

Survivors include his children, Mike Isaacson and his wife, Connie, of Lincoln, Bob Isaacson and his wife, Rona, Jim Isaacson and his wife, Janice, and Julie Lind and her husband, Mark, all of Holdrege, Angie Chally and her husband, Dave, of Kearney and Ryan Isaacson of Holdrege; 18 grandchildren, Bethany Korsmo and her husband, John; Rachel Voelker and her husband, Andrew; Jordan Isaacson and his wife, Aspen; Jon Isaacson and his wife, Sam; Tanner Isaacson and his wife, Becky; Annika Hueftle and her husband, Dakotah; Breanna Ecklun and her husband, Matt; Spencer Isaacson and his fiancée, Kylie; Jena Mizner and her husband, Bryan; Joey Isaacson and his wife, Sam; Jamie Burr and her husband, Justin; Isaac Lind and his wife, Anne; Jake Lind and his wife, Brittany; Jessa Lind; Drew Chally and his fiancée, Hannah; and Adam, Dani and Alli Chally; sister, Marcia Junas and her husband, Jerry, of Libertyville, Ill.; sister-in-law, Kathy Isaacson of Appleton, Wis.; 24 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Harriet in 2017; seven siblings, Grace Price, Marge Reynolds, Lyle Isaacson, Lois Masterson, Doris London, Frank Isaacson and Larry Isaacson; and sister-in-law, Lois Young.

A memorial has been established in Lee’s honor and kindly suggested to the Trinity Evangelical Free Church or Gideons International.

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