H. Lee Waller

1938-12-18 - 2021-02-17

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

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Info: 708-672-7600

Web: https://www.cretefuneralhome.com/ (Go)

H. Lee Waller (Henry Lee Waller) 

December 18, 1938 – February 17, 2021 

Spent his entire life serving his community. Served in the Coast Guard 1956. Firefighter/EMT 1973 Paramedic for the Village of University Park October 1976 Illinois Hazardous Materials First Responder, Village of University Park, December 1990.   Worked for Gerardi’s Ambulance Service, Frankfort and Chicago Heights, and Daleys Ambulance Service South Suburban and Chicagoland area. St.James Hospital Chicago Heights IL. E.R. Emergency Patient Care Tech. From 1974 to 2004.  He was a Lifetime Member of the NRA.

Survived by his wife Jane Waller, his daughters Tiffiny Lee Waller-Miller, Edie Fortner and son Ron Waller.   Son-in-Law Mike Miller and Rich Fortner.

Grandchildren Tyler Lee Waller, Michaela Kendra Miller, Emma Grace Miller. Kalman Fortner and Rich Fortner.  Step-Children Rodney Lovvorn, Tamera Sims, Dana Dawson, and Bethany Nicholas. 

Lieu of flowers please donate to the Parkinson’s disease Association in honor of Lee Waller.

Arrangements entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  (708) 672-7600.






  1. Mary ann Rockrohr on June 5, 2021 at 6:03 pm
    I am so saddened by this. I have just heard. May he rest is peace. Condolences.

  2. Heather on June 6, 2021 at 1:39 am
    I knew Lee for the decade I was at St James Hospital. He wasn’t just the hardest working ER tech but a master griller on the George Foreman and was my security when I needed help up in CT. He helped everyone no matter what you needed.
    RIP my old friend you were one of kind and had a big heart ❤️

  3. Edward Georgen on July 17, 2021 at 12:28 am
    Lee was a volunteer with UPFD when I was made fulltime. I always made time for his stories of fires and calls from the past. He truly did love his fellow man and worked to make the lives of those in loss a bit brighter. He never failed to offer advice or insight to those who would listen. I count Lee as a friend and have been humbled to know him. Rest well Lee!

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