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Craig M. Lemke

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Craig M. Lemke, 49, of Boles Acres, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Alamogordo.
Mr. Lemke was born Aug. 14, 1960, in Sherman, Texas, to Larry and Janet (Horhertz) Lemke. Mr. Lemke married Whitney M. Scott Aug. 28, 1982, in Ruidoso.
He was a veteran of Desert Storm and retired from the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 1, 2000.  He was an excellent outfitter and was the owner and operator of C&L Hunts. He loved spending time in the mountains and loved to hunt.
He is survived by his wife, Whitney M. Lemke; three daughters, Carlye Lemke and Cassidy Lemke, both of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Kari McCollum and husband, 2nd Lt. Christopher, and a grandson, Landon McCollum, all of Lompoc, Calif.; two sisters, Cindy Burgess and husband, Kent, of St. Louis, and Cheri Bettlach and husband, Roger, of St. Louis; parents Larry and Janet Lemke, of St. Louis; nephews David, Kyle, Chris and Sam; nieces Amanda, Hailey, Ellie and Jessica; sister-in-law Eden Mitchell and husband, Scott, of Iva, S.C.; father-in-law Daniel Scott, of Alamogordo; aunt Marlene Scott, of Mesa, Ariz.; and his grandmother Helen Horhertz, of Greenfield, Iowa.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Father Scott Ruthven officiating. Full Military Honors will be provided by Holloman Air Force Base Steel Talons Honor Guard.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the . Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The Lemke family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 20 to Nov. 4, 2009
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