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Lembke, Bertha Amanda (Hannemann) 1892-1967


Posted By: M. Durr - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/26/2010 at 12:03:58

Mrs. John Lembke, the former Bertha Amanda Augusta Hannemann, was born April 26, 1892 in Marathon county, near Berlin, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ferdinand Hannemann and Bertha Kienbaum. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church at Berlin on May 5, 1892.

When she was a child, the family moved to Ramona, South Dakota. She attended the rural schools there. On April 8, 1906 she was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John Lutheran Church, Ramona. On June 4, 1914 she was united in marriage with John A. Lembke at Ramona.

After their marriage, they farmed north of Monona for 22 years and then moved to a farm north of Luana where they lived for 20 years. About 10 years ago they left the farm, and since then Mrs. Lembke helped care for many people who needed help. Recently she had been helping in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Merrill Baade, in Luana.

She became ill suddenly on Friday morning, was taken to the hospital, where she passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 74 years, 11 months, and 21 days.

Mrs. Lembke had been a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Luana, and the Women of the Church.

Surviving are her husband, John; one daughter, Mrs. Merrill Baade of Luana; one son, Oscar Lembke of Decorah; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Anna) Borchardt of Madison, South Dakota; seven grandchildren, including Lester Baade who is serving in the Navy in Turkey; and five great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Martha) Thurow and Mrs. Albert (Olga) Borchardt.

Funeral services were held at St. John Lutheran Church, Luana, on Wednesday, April 19, the Rev. R. E. Langholz, Monona, officiating. Burial was in St. John Lutheran cemetery, Luana.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, hand dated 1967, from my mother's obituary collection. Posted for genealogical purposes, contributor is not related.


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