Nicholas Lemke
Lemke, Nicholas Passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2011, at the age of 23. Loving son of Tom and Terri Lemke. Special brother of Ami Etheridge ( Royce Bartz ), Amanda (Bryan Mueller) Benjamin (Sierra Tart). Love of his life Ashley Huck. Uncle of Brooklynn and Madyson Jensen, Eyan Bartz. Grandson of Marion and the late Orville Lemke, Tom and Carol Etheridge, Susan Nelson and Suzan Etheridge. Nicholas is further survived by 22 aunts and uncles, many cousins and special friends. Visitation at the Funeral Home Sunday, November 13, 2011, from 2:00-5:00 PM. Prayer services at 5:00 PM. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated. In an act of kindness, Nicholas donated his organs and bones so that others may live.

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Nov. 12, 2011.
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Our thoughts are with you and your family during this most challenging time. -the Sage Family
Gina Sage
November 15, 2011
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me. 

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Teri Barwick
November 14, 2011
Tom and Teri,
I am sorry for the loss of your son. My prayers are with you and your family. Love, Lauraly
November 14, 2011
Tom, Terri and family:

So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in your family and friends in this time of need. Our thoughts and many prayers go out to you. Steve and Joan Rasmusson
Steve Rasmusson
November 14, 2011
Terri & Tom, I'm very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Anna & Adam Doty
November 14, 2011
Aimee and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. The hugs of your little ones will comfort you.
-Michelle and Mike Phillips
November 14, 2011
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cliff & Sue Tomlin
November 13, 2011
Tom and Terri
My thoughts are with you during this unexpected difficult time for both of you and your children. I'm sorry I can't be with you to give you a hug.
Your sister, Mary
Mary Watters
November 12, 2011
terri and family,
i'm so sorry about your sudden loss. let the light of this candle shine on the wonderful memories. i will keep you in my prayers.
jan zurawski
November 12, 2011
Terri & Tom
May you find peace in all your good memories
Steve & Jessica Muelbl
Steve Muelbl
November 12, 2011