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Obituary for Tracey Jo Lees

March 27, 1965 – June 15, 2023

Surrounded by her family, Tracey Jo Lees 58, passed away on June 15 at Ascension All Saints Hospital following a long illness. She was born in Racine on March 27, 1965, the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (nee: Erato) Marcsis.

Tracey Jo Lees
Tracey Jo Lees

Tracey attended Walden High School and received her Administrative Assistants degree from Gateway Technical College. On Nov. 13, 1993, she was united in marriage to Jeffrey A. Lees and they were blessed with a son, Wesley. Tracey was employed by the State of Wisconsin Division of Probation and Parole, retiring early in 2013 due to serious health issues.

Tracey loved listening to music. She was an avid Chicago Bears fan who enjoyed the family rivalry during the Bears-Packers games. She was a second mom to her nephews, niece and Wesley’s close friends. Most of all, Tracey treasured the time spent with Jeff, Wesley, Taylor and the grandkids, watching movies till all hours of the night, celebrating holidays, and the pool and poker parties at Steve and Joset’s house. These good times will be forever cherished. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be forever in our hearts and missed by all.

Surviving are her husband of nearly 30 years, Jeff; son, Wesley (Taylor) Lees; grandchildren, Noah, Gracie “Boo Boo,” and Madisyn, who is due July 26; sister, Joset (Steve) Lees; brother, Raul Medina (Leticia Cruz); brother-in-law, Pat Lees; brother, Kip Howe; nephews and niece, Stephen, Adrian, Joey, Manny, and Charlie Rodriguez, Cece and Antonio Medina; step-dad, Raul Medina Sr.; puppies, Scooby, Scrappy and Shadow; aunts, uncles, other relatives, and dear friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joey Marcsis; in-laws, Jerry and Winnie Lees; nephew, Anthony Lees; brother-in-law, Brian Lees; sister-in-law, Terri Lees; grandparents, Joe and Grace Erato, Joe and Helen Marcsis.


A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on June 23 at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the second-floor nurses and aides, and Compassus Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

Tracey Jo Lees
Tracey Jo Lees – Life Panel® courtesy of Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home

Obituary and photo courtesy of Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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