Obit: Lemke, Lorene M. (1915 - 2008)
Poster: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Hansen, Lemke, Skroski, Sloan, White
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI) Thursday, August 14, 2008, Online Edition
Lemke, Lorene M. (July 21, 1915 - August 11, 2008)
Lorene M. Lemke, 93, Medford, died Monday, Aug. 11 at Memorial Nursing Home in Medford, where she had resided the past four months.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Goodrich, with Rev. Roger Sloan officiating. Cremainal inurnment will take place at St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in the Town of Goodrich.
Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.
Lorene Lemke was born July 21, 1915 in Medford to the late Edward J. and Irene W. (Lemke) Lemke.
She received her elementary education at Zion Lutheran in the Town of Morrison, Brown County, and Washington School in the Town of Goodrich, was a graduate of Medford High School and Taylor County Teachers College. She also attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and UW-Stevens Point, earning a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She taught in various Taylor County schools until her retirement in 1980.
She was a member of St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church and a past member and secretary of St. Andrew's Ladies Aid Society and Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed cooking and above all she was a caretaker of others, especially her family.
Survivors include two nieces, Patricia (Craig) Hansen of Naperville, Ill. and Maureen (Tom) Skroski of Eau Claire; 2 nephews, Edward (Rosemary) White and Timothy (Susan) White, both of Mequon; 10 grand-nieces and grand-nephews; four great-grand-nieces; and five great-grand-nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold, two sisters, Irma White and Berga Lemke; and a brother-in-law, Edward White.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials in her name to St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church or Immanuel Radio Service of Medford.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
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