A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Parish in Custer, with the Rev. Jude T. Dioka officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be at the Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, with a general rosary prayed at 6:30 p.m. and at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday.
Memorials will be set up at St. Mary Parish in Custer and the Lincoln Center in Stevens Point.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Lemke was born April 16, 1921, in Torun, a son of the late John and Prakseda (Wierzba) Lemke. He worked on the family farm and also did logging with his father.
He was married to Cecelia Bruski Oct. 27, 1945, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia. She preceded him in death.
After the marriage he worked for many years in Milwaukee.
He was a member of the International Union of America Laborers Local 330 for more than 50 years. He continued working in construction in the area over the years for various firms, including Miron Construction, Ellis Stone and Consolidated Construction Co.
Among the projects he worked on building were Maria High School, Consolidated Paper mills, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point buildings, St. Michael Church in Junction City, Sentry Golf Course and Jackson Elementary School.
During this time Henry was also involved in working the Lemke Farms in Mill Creek and Custer. He also worked for a time at Point Bakery and various drywall and plastering firms. His last major project was assisting Ken Lepak in 1998 with the cleaning of the bricks from the old Lullabye Furniture building to be reused for the construction of the St. Faustina Room at St. Peter Church.
He was a longtime member of St. Mary Parish in Custer and for the past 10 years he also attended weekly Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
He was an active participant and volunteer at the Lincoln Center. He was also active in the care of his two sisters, Jennie and Helen, in their later years.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Lemke, Bancroft, and LeRoy (Rose), Stevens Point; four daughters, Trish (Ken Lepak) Mrozek and Cindi (Mike) Oligney, both of Stevens Point, Nancy Clussman, Wisconsin Rapids, and Corrine Krubert, Burlington; two sisters, Ann Lemke, Milwaukee, and Regina Lemke, Chicago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.