Richard Lemke, age 73, ofCoon Rapidspassed away May 5, 2008 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, May 12th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Fred Hanson officiating. A time for visiting will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be in West Oak Grove Cemetery with lunch following at the St. Francis American Legion.
Richard Lemke, age 73, of Coon Rapids, passed away suddenly on May 5, 2008 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Elsie Lemke; and 2 brothers, Ray Metling and Jim Lemke. Richard is survived by his wife, June; children, Dale (Sandra) Lemke, Scott Lemke, Terry Lemke, Debra (Stewart) VanDusen and Bonnie Lemke (fiance Jim). Also survived by his step-children, Donald (Jeannie) Grangaard, Karen Meissner and Cathy (Ed) Leipus. Richard also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alice (Bud) Rieman, Eugene Lemke, Ruby Ruud, Joyce (Jerry) Sutton; as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Interment at the West Oak Grove Cemetery, where Richard will be laid to rest along with his friend and former wife, Violet Lemke.
Rest in Peace Dad. We love you.