Friday, February 24, 2017



ADDRESS: Thorp, WI; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 10:16 PM Thursday, February 23 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley where he was taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 28 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor Brian Mundt

VISITATION: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 28

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 15, 1977 at Medford

EDUCATION: Immanuel Lutheran Day School, Medford; 1995 graduate of Medford High School as a gifted athlete and honor student; BA degree in Sociology from UW – La Crosse

MARRIAGE: July of 2002 at Medford to Dawn Heintz and they were later divorced

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked at Foremost Foods in Milan, Abbyland in Abbotsford & worked as a teacher’s aid at Medford High School for periods of time. He enjoyed his 2 cats, music, playing guitar, watching movies, spending time with his son, girlfriend, family and friends.

SURVIVING FIANCE’: Taryn Blecka of Thorp

SURVIVING SON: Quin Lemke of Bradenton, FL

SURVIVING SISTERS: Kari (Jason) Rappe of Medford and Laurie Lemke of Rhinelander

SURVIVING PARENTS: Sally (Kraus) & Timothy Lemke, Sr. of Medford; Paternal Grandmother – Florence Lemke of Medford

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a scholarship fund for his son, Quin
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