Sturgeon Lake, MN
Nov. 11, 1929 – Nov. 5, 2015
Elmer “Wid” Theodore Lemke, 85 of Sturgeon Lake, MN passed away peacefully on Nov. 5, 2015.
He was born Nov. 11, 1929 in Albany to Theodore Ernst and Grace Elydia (Christen) Lemke. He is the third of five children: Verna (Durband), Howard, Eleanore (Miller), and Grace (Solarz). Not expected to live, he was immediately baptized by his father.
He attended a parochial school in Albany. Those who knew Elmer know of many stories that entail mischievous and dangerous antics, including putting gun powder in his father’s pipe.
Elmer first met Florence while inspecting at Powers Produce. After many requests, she agreed to a date. They married on Feb. 11, 1953 and together had 7 children.