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Vernon A. Lemke PDF Print E-mail

Vernon A. Lemke, age 84 years, of Lannon, Wis., died Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Beloved husband of June (née Fisher). Loving father of Dawn (Scott) Chapman and Michael Lemke. Dear grandfather of Jessica (Jason) Moffett and Ryan Chapman; great-grandfather of Zoe and Vash Moffett. Brother of Arnold (Margaret) Lemke.

Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Vernon was born on March 27, 1929, in Oconto Falls, Wis., to Arnold and Rosa Edna (Fredrich) Lemke.

He grew up in Lannon, and graduated from Menomonee Falls High School on May 29, 1947.

Vernon went into the Army in April 1951, and spent his duty time in Korea, being discharged on March 24, 1953.

He married June Fischer on Oct. 24, 1953, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lannon. They had 59 plus years of marriage together.

Vern drove truck for years before working for Halquist Stone for 32 years.

Upon his retirement, Vern and June spent many happy summers at their cottage in Three Lakes, Wis., where he enjoyed woodworking with Jerry Hansen and fishing with many friends and relatives for crappies, and Fourth of July fish fries.

Vern and June also enjoyed the many vacation trips with friends and relatives. He also enjoyed making wine.

A special thank you to St. John’s friends for their kindness. Also, to Horizon Hospice and Kathy Hospice in these last days.

Visitation and the funeral service was Monday, May 27, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lannon. Burial followed at Sunnyside Cemetery, Lannon.

In lieu of flowers,memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Lannon would be appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt, A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Sussex, (262) 246-4774,


Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:11 PM

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