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Dr. H.S. Lee

August 11, 2014

    Dr. Hyung Soo Lee

    Dr. Hyung Soo "Terry" Lee, 74, a surgeon in Decatur for almost 40 years, passed away Aug. 7, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born July 21, 1940, to the late Chang Ho Lee and Bok Soon (Hong) Lee.
    He was married to Antoinette (Kim) Lee in June 1971 in New York City. The ceremony was presided by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. She survives in Decatur.
    After he finished medical school in South Korea, he came to the United States for additional training.    He completed his internship and residency at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, N.C.; Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati  and Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
    He worked in Centerville, Tenn., for two years before moving to Decatur in 1973, where he practiced until his retirement in September of 2011.
    He was truly a dedicated doctor and he loved the people of Decatur, especially everyone who worked with him for many years at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was secretary of the Adams County Medical Society, a fellow of the International College of Surgeons and the American Society of Abdominal Surgery and a member of the American Board of Surgery, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Adams County Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
    He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne.
    Dr. Lee was passionate about medicine. He care deeply about each and every one of his patients.
    He put off retirement for several years because he could not imagine leaving his patients and the hospital. He longed to set up a free clinic after his retirement to show how much he cared for the community.
    However, his greatest source of pride and happiness was his family whom he loved more than anything in the world. With his music-loving wife, he enjoyed attending concerts and operas in Chicago, New York and London. He took great pleasure in traveling and visiting many countries all over the world with his family. His grandchildren brought him great joy, and he cherished his times with them.
    He is survived by two daughters and one son, Dr. Jeanette (Dr. John Jimenez) Lee-Jimenez; Margaret "Gretchen" Alexandra Lee-Chung; Dr. Robert Christiaan (Rebecca Ratz) Lee; and three grandchildren, Lina Ashlee Catherine Chung; Malia Juliette Jimenez and William Feliciano Jimenez.
    Two sisters and one brother reside in South Korea as well as numerous nephews and nieces in California, New York and South Korea.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
    Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in the First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Rev. Dr. Young Soo An and Rev. Arianne Lehn will officiate.
    Visitation will be held from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the services Monday, at the church.
    Preferred memorials are to Adams Memorial Hospital or the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne.

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