Lucille Alice Lemke, 78

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Sartell, formerly of Albany

5/13/1935 – 12/4/2013


Mass of Christian burial, celebrating the life of Lucille A. Lemke, age 78 of Sartell, formally of Albany, was held Monday, Dec. 9 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Fr. Michael Naughton, OSB officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.  Lucille died, surrounded by her family on Dec. 4 at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell. Arrangements were made with the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Albany. 

Lucille was born May 13, 1935 in Pierz to William and Florence (Perusse) Altenhofen.  She grew up in Pierz and then worked as a nanny in the Twin Cities where she met Jerome Lemke.  The two were married on June 11, 1954 in Mitchell, SD and they settled in Albany.  Lucille was an Avon Lady and she tended bar at the “Night Owl” in Albany until she became sick in 1981.  She was a feisty woman who had a good sense of humor.  She enjoyed playing Bingo and Farkle with the others at Country Manor.  Lucille was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany and a former member of the Seven Dolors Christian Mothers.

Lucille is survived by her children, Mike Lemke, St. Cloud; Pat (Lynn) St. Cloud; Bill (Brenda) Lemke, Melrose; Cheryl Nieman, Rockville, Tim (Mary) Lemke, CA; Greg (Corinda) Anaheim, CA; JoAnn (Steve) Boelz, St. Cloud; Charlie (Lisa) Lemke, Melrose; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Betty (Ron) Fyten, Pierz; Art (Jeanette)Altenhofen, Robbinsdale; Willie (Sam) Altenhofen, St. Paul Park; and Jerome Altenhofen, Hopkins.

Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jerome on Aug. 14, 2008, her brothers, Leander Altenhofen, Charles Altenhofen, Vernon Altenhofen; and three grandchildren, Angela Marie Lemke; Sara Marie Lemke and Micah John Lemke. 


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