Mee Lee Obituary

Mee Jane Lee
Mee Jane Lee

April 18, 1931 - April 10, 2022
Born in China
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mee Jane Lee, 90, passed away peacefully at home on April 10, 2022, after battling cancer. She was just a week and a day short of her 91st birthday.

She was born on April 18, 1931, to Louis Min Yet Leong and Mui Tam in Sun Wui China. While in China she graduated from Catholic high school. After high school, she moved to Kowloon Hong Kong where she met and married her husband of 69 years. Mee Jane was married to Frank Fun Nam Lee on April 2, 1953. She worked as an at home seamstress, while also raising a family.

In 1970 Mee Jane and her family moved to Des Moines, Iowa. Her father owned King Ying Low in downtown Des Moines on 4th street. After her father sold King Ying Low Frank and Mee Jane bought Rice Bowl Restaurant in Beaverdale where she worked until October 2021. At Rice Bowl Mee Jane was queen of making fried rice and won tons. She was such a hard working very dedicated lady to her work and even more so to her family. Mee Jane was known for giving out lots of bags of fortune cookies at Rice Bowl, most of the time more cookies than any one person would know what to do with. She always loved the visits back to the kitchen from long time customers turned to family. You could always find a contagious smile on her face, there wasn’t a person she met that she didn’t capture the heart of.

Mee Jane is survived by her husband Frank, Fun Nam; sons Kenny Kay Ying (Deanne) Lee; John Ki Siu (Jolie) Lee; son in law Paul Norman. Grandchildren Jenna Lai Ching Lee; Jacob Ga Ken Lee; Jason Ga Sing Lee; Nicholas Wing Hong (Hannah) Lee; Hannah Sha Lin Lee; Emily Lee Norman; Victoria Lee Norman; half brother Jim On Loon. She was preceded in death by her parents Louis Min Yet Leong; Mui Tam; and daughter Susan Yu Yee Norman.

Memorial funds should be sent in care of Kenny Lee to Dunn’s Funeral Home at 2121 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312.

Funeral arrangements have been made for Monday, April 18, 2022 with visitation starting at 10 A.M. and service to follow at 11 A.M. Both will take place at Dunn’s Funeral Home.




Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, April 18, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, April 18, 2022
11:00 AM