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
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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thoughts and prayers to her family. I have been blessed to know her, She was part of the care team that looked after my dad in Pine Haven...he loved her as we all did. She will always be remembered as caring, loving and making my dad smile....Pine Haven, will not be the same.

Posted by Linda Wiehoff West - Melrose, MN - Family Friend   September 16, 2016


Thoughts and prayers for family

Posted by Christena (Horner) kibble - Chattanooga, TN - Friend   September 16, 2016

Thoughts and prayers to her family

Posted by Mary Jo Anderson - Gig Harbor, WA - Family Friend   September 15, 2016


Sheri, I am so thankful I was able to be with your for your birthday and to spend the day with you. You will always be in my heart. I love you my dear niece...

Posted by Rose Quackenbush - Jerusalem - Family   September 15, 2016


Thoughts and Prayers sent.

Posted by Kathryn Gessell - Little Falls, MN - Neighbor   September 14, 2016

Sheri was such a kind and compassionate person! She was a very dedicated hard worker and the residents truly enjoyed her. She took time to get to know them and it showed! Pine Villa nursing home will never the the same! Sheri was truly and inspiration to me especially over the last couple years! Rest in peace! Hope you are enjoying a Diet Coke and some Reeses peanut butter cups! My deepest sympathy !

Posted by Ashley Stangler - Coworker   September 14, 2016

Sheri was such a caring and wonderful person. I can't believe she is gone. Pine Villa is such a better place because of her and will not be the same at the Melrose Campus without her. We were very lucky I have her, and I was very lucky to have been taught by her and Stacy how to be the kind of aide we should all hope to know one day.

Posted by Trisha Beek - Melrose, MN - Coworker   September 14, 2016


Sheri was a great person and coworker. She will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to her family. Renee

Posted by renee muehlenhardt - west union, MN - Friend   September 14, 2016

Sheri will be deeply missed by both staff and residents.

Posted by Linda Schmiesing - New Munich, MN - Coworker   September 14, 2016

Sheri was a wonderful woman who touched many lives. She will be missed greatly.

Posted by Kim Butkowski - Melrose, MN - Friend   September 14, 2016


Sherri will be missed by many, especially the residents at the nursing home. She touched so many lives. Rest in peace young lady. Judy Erickson

Posted by Judy Erickson - Sauk Centre, MN - Coworker   September 14, 2016

Sheri devoted her entire adult life to taking care of the elderly with her kind, compassionate and loving touch. May a special place in heaven be her reward. Our love, thoughts and prayers go to the entire Lemke family. May you hold your memories close. Jay & Gloria Ross

Posted by Jay & Gloria Ross - Ortonville, MN - Family   September 14, 2016

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