Sheri Lynn Lemke

  • Born: August 11, 1974
  • Died: September 13, 2016
  • Location: Melrose, Minnesota

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services

418 Fifth Avenue SE
Melrose, MN 56352

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Tel. (320) 256-4249

Tribute & Message From The Family


Sheri L. Lemke, age 42 of Melrose, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at her home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 17 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. A private inurnment will take place at a later date in Pleasant Mound Cemetery in Clotho.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Sheri Lynn Lemke was born August 11, 1974 in Litchfield, Minnesota to Alden and Mary (Quackenbush) Lemke. Sheri graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1992 and later began working at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She was a caring person who worried about others which helped her in her career.

Sheri enjoyed reading, spending time outdoors and gardening. She had a wonderful and unique sense of humor and had a deep love for her family. She cherished spending time with them, especially her nieces and nephews. After her diagnosis with cancer, Sheri's attitude was always positive. She believed that she was never dying of cancer, only living with it. Sheri will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her father, Alden Lemke of Sauk Centre; mother, Mary (Kenneth) Sullivan of Long Prairie; three brothers, Marv (Amy) Lemke of Swanville, Tony (LeeAnn) Lemke of Clarissa, and Nick Sullivan of Long Prairie; adopted sister, Stacy Carry of Melrose; aunt, Rose Quackenbush; uncle, Francis Quackenbush; nieces and nephews, Travis, Austin, Jaiden, and Jacoby Lemke, Emily and Grace Jarl, and Kayla Leagjeld.

Sheri was preceded in death by her grandparents, Albert and Ellen Lemke, Leo Quackenbush, and Vern and Doris Sullivan.

Serving as honorary bearers will be Sheri's nieces and nephews, Travis, Austin, Jaiden, and Jacoby Lemke, Emily and Grace Jarl, and Kayla Leagjeld.