Joye Lavonne Lemke

Date of Death: Jan 17, 2014
 
Joye Lavonne Lemke
[highlight_text] (1947 – 2014) [/highlight_text] Joye Lavonne Lemke, 66, of Waupun, was born into eternal life on January 17, 2014 at her home.


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[leftcolumn] Joye was born on April 15th, 1947 in La Crosse, WI the daughter of Robert and Helen Rynes West. They moved to Waupun where Joye attended St Joseph’s Catholic School and Waupun High School. On February 19, 1966 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church she married Lauren R. Lemke from Markesan. Joye had a big heart and loved being a wife and a mother to her four children. She held many hidden talents that most will never know; her mind of an artist was always at work whether through cooking, journaling, knitting, sewing, needle point, or any craft of the time.

Joye is survived by her husband of 47 years, Lauren R. Lemke; children, Timothy (Rebecca) Lemke of West Bend, Tonya (Hosea) Craighead of Dearing, GA, Jennifer Freeman of Tucson, AZ, and Joshua (Crystal) Lemke of Waupun; grandchildren, Michael, Zachary and Maranda Lemke, Hosea Joshua and Isaiah Craighead, Jordan and Jakob Freeman, and Dylaney and Cashton Lemke; two great-grandchildren, Traveon and Jazlynn Craighead; sisters, Suzanne (Ed) Constantini, Zona (Jon) Wagar, and Mary Hope West; brothers, Robert (Judy) West and David West; and many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.

Joye was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Helen West of Waupun; sister, Constance West of La Crosse; and niece, Lisa (West) Rens of Waupun.

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[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A Funeral Mass for Joye L. Lemke will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun with Father Mike Wild officiating.

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  1. Mary and Mark Bannach Says: January 20, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Lauren and the entire family. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. She had such a giving and loving spirit, that will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
    Mark and Mary Bannach

  2. ELTON & SHARON POSTHUMA Says: January 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    So sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. May you find comfort in your memories of Joy. Our prayers are with your family at this time.
    May God be with you as you go through your time of sorrow.

    Your neighbors

    Elton & Sharon Posthuma

  3. Greg and Gail Marciniak Says: January 21, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandmother. We hope you have lots of loving memories that will keep her with you always.

    Greg and Gail Marciniak
    Dundee, Florida

  4. Bette Schlei (Crandall) Says: January 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Dear Zona and Family of Joye: Grew up with Zona and Joye in Waupun. Many fond (and fun) memories. My sympathy to the whole family at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Jim and Patsy Quick Says: January 21, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. She certainly was a special person. So glad we got to visit with her last March. God bless to all those that loved her.
    Jim and Patsy Quick

  6. Jeffery L West Says: January 22, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Our deepest sympathy regarding your loss. Jeff, Peggy and Alexandra West

  7. Jo Marie and Dale Holm Says: January 23, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  8. Sue & Eldon Moldenhauer Says: January 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Lauren and family,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you at this most difficult time.

    Each flower somehow leaves
    A little sweetness in the air
    Each star helps make the sky above
    More beautiful and fair
    Each kind and thoughtful word or deed
    helped bring a smile to someone’s face
    and the one you loved so much
    helped make the world a better place.
    scm
    Again, our deepest sympathy.
    Sue & Eldon Moldenhauer

  9. Sue & Eldon Moldenhauer Says: January 23, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Lauren & Family,
    With our deepest and most sincere sympathy.

    Each flower somehow leaves
    A little sweetness in the air
    Each star helps make the sky above
    More beautiful and fair
    Each kind and thoughtful word or deed
    Helped bring a smile to someone’s face
    And the one you loved so much
    Helped make and world a better place.
    scm

    Again – with our deepest sympathy.
    Sue & Eldon Moldenhauer

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