Howard S. Lemke
Howard S. Lemke, 83, of Plano passed away Monday, September 21, 2009 at his residence. He was born August 4, 1926 in Ohio, IL, the son of Fred and Mae (Atkinson) Lemke.
He married Clarabelle Englert on December 12, 1952 in Sandwich, IL. He was a lifetime farmer in the Sandwich and Plano area. He was a former member of the Sandwich Moose Lodge 1016. He loved fishing, hunting and especially the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Clarabelle Lemke of Plano, IL; one son, James (Alice) Lemke, Sr. of Earlville, IL; four grandchildren, James (Malia) Lemke, Jr. of Lexington, SC, Jesse (Candy) Lemke of Columbia, KY, Justin Lemke and Amanda Lemke both of Earlville; two great-grandchildren, Gracie of Lexington, SC and Jason Columbia, KY; one brother, William (Rose) Lemke of Sandwich, IL; one sister-in-law, Helen Lemke of Stewart, IL; and several nephews and a niece.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leroy and Gene; one sister, Jean; and two half sisters, Teresa and Mary.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home in Sandwich with Pastor Del Keilman officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2009 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
For more information or to sign the online guest book go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com. Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home
606 E. Arnold Road
Sandwich, IL 60548
Published in Beacon News on Sept. 24, 2009