|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1945|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 2011|
Rough and Ready
Herschel R. Lemke, 65, of Rough and Ready, California passed away January 28, 2011, after a 2 year battle with cancer. There was a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. on February 4th at the Twin Cities Church, in Rough and Ready.
Herschel was born on June 13, 1945 in Klemme, Iowa. He was the son of Reuben and Edith (Swanson) Lemke. He attended school in Klemme thru the 8th grade, after which in 1960 he moved to Calilfornia with the family. He graduated from Poly High School in Long Beach,California, in 1964. He served in the Army and was a Veitnam veteran from 1968-1972.
He worked as a auto mechanic for 40 years, starting in the Los Aageles area and later had his own mobile mechanic business in Concord, Californila, called Mobile Wrench. Then he moved out to the Grass Valley area in 2000, after his divorce from his wife. He kept his business going up there, up until a couple of years ago, when he retired.
On September 24, 2007 he married Patricia Sawyer and they moved to their home in Rough and Ready, California, where he passed away. Hersh and Pat were very active in the Twin Cities Church.
Herschel was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Edith Lemke, a brother, Gordon Lemke and a sister Kathleen (Lemke) Dodson.
He is servived by his wife, Patricia, 2 step sons, Tom and Alan and a step daughter, Debbie; two sisters, Beverly (Dennis) Morrison from Yucaipa, California and Audrey (Merlyn) Olson from Santa Maria, California. Also 7 nieces and 3 nephews.
Reuben John Lemke (1910 - 1982)
Edith Josephine Swanson Lemke (1914 - 1997)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Richard Bohn
Record added: Sep 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97190833
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