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Michael J. Lemke

Obituary for Michael J. Lemke

December 25, 1955 - July 12, 2019
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 63


Michael J. Lemke, age 63, died from cancer on Friday, July 12, 2019 at SSM Health Hospice House in Baraboo.

There will be a memorial gathering for Michael at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 am to 10:50 am. There will be a memorial service at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am with Rev. Paul Schupmann officiating. Inurnment will be at Burnett Central Cemetery at a later date.

Michael Jay Lemke was born on December 25, 1955 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Lloyd and Helen (Kienow) Lemke. He was baptized and confirmed at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam and graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1974. On June 3, 1977, Michael was united in marriage with Carol L. Drews in Dubuque, Iowa. Michael attended cosmetology school in Monona, Wisconsin; he worked in Monona for two years before moving to Juneau where he operated a salon for over 30 years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife throughout the United States and on cruises to Mexico. Michael was a gifted artist. He produced art work in various mediums and sold his works at arts and craft shows, gift shops, and the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association for 40 plus years. Michael also volunteered at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theater through the years where he enjoyed painting sets. He had a passion for gardening and enjoyed his extensive flower gardens for many years. Michael was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Lemke of Beaver Dam; three siblings, David (Christine) Lemke of Beaver Dam, Patricia (Michael) Brunner of Marietta, GA, and Lawrence Lemke of Oak Grove; a sister-in-law, Delores (Eugene) Gentz of Juneau; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Ray Drews.

If desired, memorials may be made in Michael Lemke's name to St. John's Lutheran School to be designated for art supplies.

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