Obit: Lemke, Timothy J. Jr. (1977 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Blecka, Heintz, Kraus, Lemke, Mundt, Rappe

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 2/25/2017

Lemke, Timothy “Tim” J. Jr. (15 JUL 1977 - 23 FEB 2017)

Timothy “Tim” J. Lemke, Jr., age 39, a former Medford resident, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley, where he was taken earlier by ambulance.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford with Pastor Brian Mundt officiating. Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28

Tim was born on July 15, 1977 in Medford to Sally (Kraus) and Timothy Lemke, Sr. he attended Immanuel Lutheran Day School, Medford and was a 1995 graduate of Medford High School as a gifted athlete and honor student. He received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UW-La Crosse.

In July of 2002 he married Dawn Heintz in Medford and they were later divorced. After his education, he worked at Foremost Foods in Milan, Abbyland in Abbotsford and worked as a teacher’s aide at Medford High School for periods of time. He enjoyed his two cats, music, playing guitar, watching movies, spending time with his son, girlfriend, family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Tim is survived by his son, Quin Lemke of Bradenton, Fla.; fiance, Taryn Blecka of Thorp; sisters, Kari (Jason) Rappe of Medford and Laurie Lemke of Rhinelander; and paternal grandmother, Florence Lemke of Medford.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a scholarship fund for his son, Quin.

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