Howard Lemke
July 21, 1927 - December 6, 2017
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St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church
302 North Morrison Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 733-9061 | Map
Saturday 12/9, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church
302 North Morrison Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 733-9061 | Map
Saturday 12/9, 11:00 am - 11:59 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Howard Lemke, Appleton, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born on July 21, 1927, in the Town of Morrison, the son of Gilbert and Minnie Lemke. He was a graduate of East DePere High School, and received a BS degree from the University of WI in Madison in 1952.…

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Kris Rankin left a message on December 13, 2017:
Howard (Howie) was such a sweet funny man. He was always so welcoming when I would go the their house in Jr High and High School. He was quiet but had many hilarious one liners he would throw out. Rest in peace Howard. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.
Peter Waack left a message on December 8, 2017:
Howard was my favorite uncle growing up and for those that knew him, we've all lost a chunk of our heart with his passing. Oh how I loved going to the Lemke's house for holiday and family gatherings. I adore Mil, Laurie, Amy, and Brian but it was always Howard that I looked forward to seeing the most. He was dapper (never a Brylcreemed hair out of place) with the of a face of a movie star, and a physique of an NBA player -- and a gorgeous, elegant wife at his side. The man truly had it all. I cherished those times standing by the Sheepshead table in the Lemke kitchen watching Howard play with my dad and the other fellas, drinking Schlitz, Red White and Blue, or Leines in those little beer glasses I've only ever seen in Wisconsin. If he had a good hand, he would slide a few pennies (yes they played for pennies!) my way, and I would scoop them up and pocket them. On the 2 plus hour drive back to Madison from Appleton, I'd keep my hand in my pocket, stare out at the Wisconsin countryside, jingle the pennies, and think about what a wonderful family the Lemke crew was. Howard was incredibly funny in a subtle and sly sorta way, a great listener, and just one of the sweetest people I have ever met. The world is a little less kind with his passing. Sending my love to the Lemkes, Wests and all his other family and friends.
Denise & Ray left a message on December 7, 2017:
Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Howard, the oldest cousin. He was well loved and will be remembered fondly. Our prayers are with him, and with you, Milly, Brian, Amy & Laurie. May your wonderful memories give you occasion to smile, your Faith give you strength to endure this separation, and your love for him sustain you!
Mason West left a message on December 7, 2017:
I was lucky to have spoken to him just over a week ago on the phone - he was as chipper and witty as ever! I always appreciate when someone can remain humorous.
Laurie (Lemke) West left a message on December 7, 2017:
To the best cribbage opponent I could not beat! I'll miss you forever. Love you dad!
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mark West left a message on December 7, 2017:
We will all miss Howard's wit and childish jokes. A few weeks ago he told me the one about the lady who farted at church...
Augie West left a message on December 7, 2017:
To the best grandpa! I had fun fishing with you. You will always be remembered by ME! :)
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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