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Derek Allan Lee

Derek Allan Lee

Derek, age 39, of Eagan, formerly of Hastings, died October 1, 2017 at his home in Eagan.

A celebration of his life was held, October 9, at St. Philips Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father-in-law and special dog friend, Gucci.

He is survived by his loving wife Dr. Christy Lee, parents Suzanne and Terry Lee of Hastings, mother-in-law Marci Prinz, sister Tera Lavick (Scott) of Chicago, brother-in-law Brian Prinz (Shannon), nieces Natalia and Kira Lavick, Kassidy Prinz and nephew Mason Prinz, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He is also survived by his dog friends Bindy and Bailey (Bob).

He graduated from Hastings High School in 1997 and from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in biology. He held a variety of positions working in the bio-chemistry/quality control field. He had a passion for strength training and nutrition. Derek had a unique and quirky sense of humor. He had a beautiful mind with a wide range of interests. He embraced art, nature, physics, philosophy, loved cooking and creating festive desserts. He loved the ocean and mountains, and especially the Grand Canyon. Memorials may be directed to donors choice in memory of Derek Lee.