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Leon C. Lemke
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1913
Klemme
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1984
Garner
Hancock County
Iowa, USA

Leon C. Lemke was born Sept 20, 1913 the son of Henry William Fredrick and Daisy C. (Greiman) Lemke on the family farm near Klemme. He was one of five children born to the Lemke family. He was baptized and confirmed at Peace Reformed Church south of Garner and became a member of St.Boniface Catholic Church in Garner. He attended the rural schools of Hancock County, Garner Public School and Klemme Public School. He grew up on a farm in the Klemme area where he also worked for various farmers. Leon worked at the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealership in Garner for over 45 years as a mechanic. During W.W. ll he served his country in the European Theater from 1942-1945. Leon married Veronic LaVon Knoll on January 15,1946 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner. They made their home in Gaarner their entire married life. Leon had been in ill health since October of 1983 as result of cancer.
He was a member of St. Boniface Cathlolic Church, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Filfth Armoured Division Association.
He is survived by his wife, LaVon; his children, Mrs. Del (Renee) Carolus, Gary and his wife Linda, Douglas Lemke; 5 grandsons; 2 sisters, Mildred McLaughlin and Marjorie Hefte; and 2 brothers, Donald and Marvin Lemke.
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry William Fredrick Lemke (1885 - 1927)
  Daisy C. Greiman Lemke (1889 - 1981)
 
 Spouse:
  Veronica LaVon Knoll Lemke (1922 - 2011)
 
 Siblings:
  Leon C. Lemke (1913 - 1984)
  Donald Henry Lemke (1919 - 2007)*
  Marvin Lemke (1921 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Boniface Cemetery
Garner
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Richard Bohn
Record added: Mar 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67535458
Leon C. Lemke
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Leon C. Lemke
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Thank you for serving our country.
- Richard Bohn
 Added: Nov. 2, 2012

- Richard Bohn
 Added: Nov. 2, 2012
 
 
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