Walter “Buddy” Lee, 61 of Valparaiso, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 21, 2023. He was born December 25, 1961, in Chicago, IL to James and Gweneth (Feldolf) Lee. Buddy graduated from George Washington High School in Chicago, and made his career as President and Co-Owner of Videotec. When he wasn’t working, Buddy enjoyed living life to the fullest. You could find him spending time at Dewey Lake, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, snowmobiling, boating, golfing, and fishing. Wherever Buddy went, he was the life of the party. His outgoing and charismatic personality endeared him to everyone he met. And while Buddy’s larger than life persona will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him, he lives on in the lives he touched while he was here. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted family man, who put his wife and children above everyone else.
On February 17, 1996, in Islamorada, FL, Buddy married the love of his life, Lynn Gallagher, who survives, along with their four children: Jessie Lee of Chicago, IL, Bobby Lee of Valparaiso, Jenny Lee of Valparaiso, Tommy Lee of Valparaiso; mother, Gweneth Lee of Valparaiso; sisters: Jaimy Maxey and Karen (Dan) Fitzpatrick; and many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James Lee; and brother, Robert Lee.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, with a funeral service beginning at 6:00 p.m.


His character will be missed by all. He was a great family man and very proud of his kids and wife!! He enjoyed life to the fullest!! We will miss him!! -Jeff Barton 

My heartfelt condolences, Love you all so much. -Martha Wills 

My dear brother, My favorite Christmas present of 1961! I can’t believe I won’t get to see you or enjoy you anymore! You will forever remain in my heart. My memories of you are vast. I love you dear brother and will always miss you. Say hello to Dad and Robert. Your loving sister, Karen (Kain) Fitzpatrick 

So sorry to hear of his passing. We shared many GREAT TIMES and tons of stories and laugh’s throughout my 45 years of knowing him. He was a good man with a big heart. I’m proud of the friend that he was in High School, and to the family man and businessman that he became. I’m happy he is at peace and reunited with Robert. God Bless his memory. Prayers for the family. -Dan Kocsis 

Hey Buddy, my dear brother - we had a lot of fun together and some crazy times too! It’s hard to believe you are not here any longer but your spirit is forever in my heart. You did quite well for yourself and have four beautiful kids. Your wife, Lynn, is made of gold. I’ll never forget the motorcycle ride that scared me to death, but you handled it while I was screaming, lol! Now you, Dad and Robert can all have a great time together! Have a drink for me with them “Silver Fox” the name you made for yourself. I love you dearly and will miss you til the end of time! Love you sister, -Jaimy Maxey

Buddy, you were always the beacon of light at the PSA Convention events! I have so many fond memories of you bringing life and fun to what otherwise would have been a stagnant time. Your love of life, Lynn and PSA will be remembered. Thank you for being such a strong advocate and a friend. Best, -Matt Barnette

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. -Cory and Penny Good 

I always enjoyed seeing and talking to Buddy - especially at football games. He was always proud of his family and passionate about anything they were involved in. He was a kindhearted soul as well, and his enthusiasm and exuberant personality endeared him to everyone he met. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing, and my deepest condolences go to his wonderful family. He was just a good guy, and I'm sorry the world has lost him so soon. -Deb Jones 

My heart goes out to the entire Lee and Gallagher family. Next door neighbors at Dewey Lake. Buddy definitely seemed to be getting the most out of life. I am so sorry his friends and relatives are deprived of more years of his larger than life presence in theirs. I am confident the memories shared will provide some comfort and hopefully ease a bit of the pain suffered with his loss. -William Gallagher 

Jacki and I send our heartfelt condolences to Buddy’s family. He will be missed dearly. -Jeff “Chewey” D Ismay 

From our family, we send our hearts, and our condolences to the entire Lee family. -Daved Levine 

Buddy lives on in all of our hearts. To know him and his family was to love them all! The entire Klett Family sends their deepest condolences. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful times. -Krissy (Klett) Larson

I am so heart broken to hear of Buddy's passing. He was a man who loved life and helped others to love it a little more too! He was such a family man and raised some incredible kids with Lynn. He is dearly missed and Dewey lake will not be the same without him. Praying for the you all and while I can't be at the funeral Friday I am there in spirit. -Erin McDonnell-Gagne 

Sending my deepest sympathies along with prayers for peace, strength and understanding. May Buddy’s zeal for life live on as a blessing to all. -Greg Ismay 

Buddy, we first met about 15 years ago at the PSA Owners Convention. Since that moment, Jane and I truly looked forward to that event because we got to hang out with you and Lynn, such a fun and wonderful couple. We always had a great time with the two of you. I always looked up to Buddy as a very successful business owner, and remember our last dinner together and conversation in Hilton Head. We will miss you dearly, but will hold on to all the great memories. It just won’t be nearly as fun without you. Sending hugs to your Family—RIP my friend. — Tracy and Jane Little

Wow, don't know what to say other than so sorry to hear this. Buddy and I have known each other for over 30 years as competitors and then collaborators in the electronic security industry. Well respected, knowledgeable and yes, larger than life. A true professional who has left his mark on our industry and will never be forgotten. My most sincere condolences to the family, tough time for sure. -Jim Memmesheimer 

I haven’t known you that long Buddy but when we hung out it was always a great time you are gonna be missed considerably hope when i die we’ll hang out again, -Tony Wolf 

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs, lots of love to you all. We are so sorry for your loss. ~ Godinez Family

My heart goes out to the family of Buddy Lee. He's been a customer of mine for several years and I've always enjoyed working with him and talking about life after we were done with the business side. He always made me laugh. He will be missed. Deepest condolences to Buddy's family and friends. -Bill Ellifson - HID Global 

PSA events will never be the same. The absence of your smiling face and the good vibes that followed you around will be sorely missed. May God allow you to light up the rooms in Heaven the way you did on Earth. You will be missed.. Rest in Peace.. But have a good laugh every now and again! -Steve Spears 

Lynn and family. Our hearts go out to all of you. So thankful we were able to re-connect and spend some time with you two in Hilton Head last October. -Chuck and Liz Olson

Verry surprised to hear of the sad news. My deepest condolences to the family of Buddy Lee and to the many friends he has personally and in business. Our passes have crossed many times in the course of our business and at PSA conventions. You will be missed. -Victor Severino 

Our profound condolences to the family of Buddy Lee, a great business partner, we know that He is now resting in eternity at his new home; and we just pray that everyone is blessed. -Jorge Lozano 

I will miss Buddy. He was a great friend and a fun guy. I always appreciated his support of Special Kids and how ork on the security system at my Career Center. He will not be forgotten. -Jon Groth 


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