THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Myrtle D. Lemke
Issue Date: February 14, 2013
Myrtle D. Lemke, 85, Crivitz resident, formerly of Kenosha, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7 at Newcare Convalescent Center in Crivitz.
Born to the late Paul and Effaline Ferch on Nov. 22, 1927 in Kenosha, she married Gerhard Lemke there on June 11, 1949.
The couple resided in Kenosha where she was employed as a bookkeeper for a welding company until retirement. A member of Friedens Lutheran Church in Kenosha, she belonged to the Ladies Aid, Friendship Club and church choir. She was also a member of the Lutheran Ladies Bowling League and was a cateress for private parties and weddings. After moving to Crivitz she became a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid and choir. She enjoyed painting and won many ribbons at the county fair, was a founding member and first Queen Mum of the Crivitz Crimson Chapeaus Chapter of the Red Hat Society and was also a member of the Crivitz Womans Club.
Surviving are her husband, Gerhard; three children, David (Lynne) Lemke, William (Gayle) Lemke and Kathleen (Michael) Turek. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Vernon and Ralph Ferch.
Friends called at Grace Lutheran Church in Crivitz on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Mark Hannemann officiated and burial service was at Sunset Ridge Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. in Kenosha. Memorial gifts are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church in Crivitz.