Fred Lemrick

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Fred Martin Lemrick
March 31, 1929 - June 17, 2015
Fred Martin Lemrick, 86, Middleton, passed away peacefully on June 17th 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born March 31st, 1929 in Sheridan, Missouri to Elmer and Eleanor Lemrick, he was the youngest of seven children. The family moved to Sydney, Iowa where he attended school until the age of sixteen at which time the family moved again to Wilder, Idaho. He graduated from Wilder High School in 1947. In 1950 He purchased a Service Station on Aven Street in Caldwell, Idaho. That same year he met Marjorie Pearson and the two were married on April 15, 1952.
They soon sold the service station and took to the road, as Fred traveled and worked in sales & repairs. Fred and Marjorie traveled from state to state while they began their family. During this time they purchased a farm north of Caldwell, however continued to travel in order to buy livestock and equipment. In 1960, they realized their dream of settling down on the farm with the first three of their five children. To make ends meet, Fred cleaned, painted and restored tractors and farm equipment, as well as operating their eighty acre farm and small dairy operation. As the dairy operation grew, so did the family, two more children were born during this time. Over the years Fred and Marge worked side by side and additional land and livestock would be purchased for the dairy operation. They continued the operation for a number of years. Although a busy dairyman, Fred was a kid at heart and always managed to find time for family fun. Eventually they transitioned down to a replacement heifer operation and began to think about retirement.
Upon selling the farm in 1996, the couple bought five acres and built a home closer to Middleton where they would spend the next sixteen years. This time their extensive travel would be for recreation. Along with spending many happy occasions fishing, four-wheeling, camping and connecting with friends and family, the couple once again saw much of the country, as well as some international travel. Fred realized another dream of restoring antique farm equipment during this time, and enjoyed seeking out farm auctions across the country in search of potential treasures.
Born at the beginning of the great depression, Fred knew hard times as a young boy, but through these experiences he learned hard work and perseverance. This led to the foundation of his success as he proceeded to fulfill his dreams.
Fred is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of sixty three years. His five children: Mike Lemrick of Caldwell, Roger Lemrick of Middleton, Cheryl Gardiner of Hammett, Lori Leppert of Caldwell, Lisa Boggs of Hagerman, twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Eleanor, and six brothers and sisters.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Kindred, Canyon West in Caldwell, as well as Heart 'n Home Hospice Care also in Caldwell for their excellent and compassionate care of our loving husband and father during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Emmett, Idaho. Viewing was held on Monday, June 22, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 PM with Rosary recited at 7:00 PM at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Funeral Mass was at Sacred Heart, Catholic Church, 211 E. 1st St, Emmett, Idaho, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM, Interment followed at Middleton Cemetery, Middleton, ID. Condolences may be given at www.Flahifffuneralchapel.com

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune from June 21 to June 24, 2015