THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Cheri L. Zemke
Issue Date: February 7, 2019
Cheri Lynn Zemke, 50, of Oconto, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2019 with her mother by her side at Rennes Health Care Center"East.
Born Aug. 30, 1968 in Racine, to Eugene and Carol (Purtee) Zemke, she enjoyed Barbie's, word search, movies, music, dancing and Special Olympics.
Survivors include her mother, Carol Zemke; special friend, Tom Wheeler; three sisters, Dawn Kester and her children, Robert Zemke, Jamie Shoemaker and Jennifer Kester; Susan Allard and her children, Amanda Zemke, Aaron Bertelsen, Kaitlynn Bertelsen and Sarah Bertelsen and Kimberly Zemke; five nephews; two nieces and an uncle, Ronald Purtee.
She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Zemke; her grandmother, Marie "Nana" Purtee and great-grandmother, Nora White.
The family will greet relatives and friends at Okata Manor, 407 Arbutus Ave., Oconto on Friday, Feb, 7 at 1 p.m., followed by a luncheon. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Oconto is assisting the family with arrangements.