Lemke, Clair Raymond 92, died on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Heritage Nursing Center in Foley. Clair was born on August 7, 1921 in Otsego Township, Minnesota to August and Minnie Lemke. He married Doris Kight on May 25, 1940 in Milaca, Minnesota. He was an avid fisherman and hunter enjoying many outdoor activities. He was a craftsman with wood working. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Harold, wife Doris, daughter Carolyn, and his great-grandsons Benjamin and Michael. Clair is survived by his daughters Elaine (Bob) Stuefen of Elk River, MN, and Judy (Bennett) Wallace of Zimmerman, MN, nephew Donald (Dorothy) Lemke of Onamia, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 5 great- great-grandchildren. Funeral Service 11 AM Friday, Aug. 16 at River of Life Evangelical Free Church, 21695 Elk Lake Road NW, Elk River. Visitation 5-8 PM Thursday, Aug 15 at Dare's Funeral Home, 805 Main Street NW, Elk River (763-441-1212) and one hour prior to service Wednesday at church DaresFuneralHome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.