She was born Nov. 12, 1886, in Erin township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Whitney. She attended schools in Britt and later taught schools for three years. She was married to William H. Lemke of Garner, and they spent their first 38 years of married life on farms in Liberty township. The past 21 years they have spent as residents of Garner. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lemke celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on April 6, 1969.