Wednesday, November 2, 2016



ADDRESS: Cedar Lane Apts. #178, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, November 1 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 5 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 5 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor Brian Mundt

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery at a later date

VISITATION: 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, November 5 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 3, 1917 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford elementary schools, 1934 graduate of Medford High School, 1935 graduate of Taylor County Normal School, Medford

MARRIAGE: 1st: October 6, 1936 at Belvidere, IL to Arthur Schneider & he preceded her in death January 18, 1942;
2nd: August 21, 1943 at Hartland, WI to Herman Lemke and he preceded her in death December 12, 1977

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she taught at the Mathey School in the Town of Medford for a short period of time. She clerked at the Medford Co-op for a period of time. Worked as a housewife/mother for most of her life. They owned & operated a mink ranch in the Town of Medford for a period of time. She enjoyed quilting, traveling to Nicaragua where she taught sewing & has a learning center named after her, making Amish dolls, bowling and painting. She was a leader of the Thrifty Go-Getters 4-H Club.

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford; Taylor Co. Historical Society where she also worked as a volunteer;
Past G.U.G. Germania member; Charter member of the Memorial Hospital Auxilary, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – David (Shirley) Lemke of Medford & Russell (Marlene) Lemke of Mosinee; Son-in-law: Robert Bowen of Stevens Point; Step Daughter-in-law: Florence Lemke of Medford; Foster Child: Rita Warner of Mosinee

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Sherin Bowen in 2009; Step Children - Frank Lemke & Betty (Joe) Prohaska; Step Granddaughter – Patricia Lemke; Step Grandson - David Prohaska


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Myles, Lee & Claude Peterson, Hazel Bloom, Joyce Buss, Meryl Nielsen, Carol Pennington

DECEASED FATHER: Peter Thunn Peterson DECEASED MOTHER: Emma Bertha Claviter

PALLBEARERS: Bob Bowen, Jr. Bryan Bowen, David Lemke Jr., Dennis Lemke, Lorne Lemke, Lisa Lemke-Legler, John Lemke, Tom Lemke

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions may be given to either: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford, Taylor County Historical Society, or the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas – 1209 Fremont St., Stevens Point, WI 54481
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