Donald Lemke

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ROCHESTER— Donald Joe Lemke, 65, of 37 Western Ave passed away peacefully Thursday August 30, 2012 at Riverside Rest Home surrounded by his family.

Born July 13, 1947 in Rochester the son of Harold "Joe" and Audrey (Colbroth) Lemke.

Donald was a lifelong resident of Rochester. He attended Rochester schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was a member of the Graniteers Drum & Bugle Corp. He worked for Country Kitchen and Wonder Bread. He loved his antique cars. He was a NASCAR fan, he also enjoyed watching the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. When not working he loved to spend time with his children and grand children they were his pride and joy. He was a loving father and grandfather or as all his grand children called him Papa.

Members of his family include his wife Dot Lemke of Rochester, His daughters Stacie Lemke and Robert Allen of Rochester, Tracie (Lemke) Grondin and her husband Steve of Lebanon Maine, His step children Brandy Frost and her husband John of Barrington, Craig Sprowl of Rochester. His grandchildren Shania, Lexie, Kallie, Jared, Calah, Megan, Caitlin and Olivia. His brother Paul Lemke of Dover, and Sister Paula Lord of Florida. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin sister Donna Harvey

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Huntington Disease Association (HDSA) 505 Eighth Ave Suite 902 New York, N.Y. 10018 or the Riverside Rest Home Activities Dept. 276 County Farm Road Dover N.H. 03820

The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice and his friends/residents of Riverside Rest Home.

Calling hours will be Monday September 3, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home 86 S. Main Street, Rochester, N.H. 03867

A funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday September 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home 86 South Main Street, Rochester, N.H. 03867

Burial will follow in the Rochester Cemetery, Franklin Street, Rochester, N.H.

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Published in Fosters from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2012