Lee Mushel and the former Isabel Edge were united in marriage at the First Methodist Church in Platteville on December 22, 1962. After graduating from UW-Platteville in 1965, the couple moved to Milwaukee where they made their home for over 30 years. After a short two-year stay in the Chicago suburb of Glendale Heights, they moved to their property in rural Mt. Zion where they currently reside. The couple has two sons: Craig and his wife Mary Darrow of Ames, Iowa and Kevin and his wife Barbara Hanson of Milwaukee. They have three grandchildren: Andrew Mushel of Ames, Iowa, Claudia and Emmett Mushel of Milwaukee, and a step-granddaughter Kami and her daughter Kalaya of Long Beach, California.