Wilbur "Willie" Lemke

WILBUR “WILLIE” LEMKE, age 90 of Waterville, died on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Traditions in Waterville.

Born in Hopkins on April 4, 1926, Willie was the son of Fred and Sofia Lemke.  He worked in the construction industry throughout most of his life.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Faribault, and he enjoyed dancing to polka music.

Willie is survived by his children, Dan (Renee) Lemke of Kilkenny, Bruce Lemke of Faribault, Wendy Lemke of Waseca, Dennis Lemke (Deanna Groth) of Faribault, Ronald (Mary) Lemke of Idaho, and Susan Hallam of Florida; and step-daughter, Julie DeMars of Faribault.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one sister, Toots Schlechter of Fridley.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and nine brothers, including his twin brother.

Visitation will be held from 4-7PM on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waterville. Private services will be held with interment to follow at Grand-View Park Cemetery in Hopkins.


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