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Dorothy E. Lembke, 93, of Neche, ND, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020, at her home in Neche. Funeral service will be held Monday, January 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the Untied Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church.
Dorothy was born January 22, 1926 in rural Neche, ND, to Gustav and Minnie (Schuppert) Menke. She grew up in the Neche area and graduated from Neche High School. Dorothy then attended Mayville Teachers College and taught at the Lankton Country School for a couple years. On June 20, 1947, Dorothy married James Lembke at Christ Lutheran Church in Neche. After their marriage they farmed in the Neche area. In 1965, Dorothy began working at Citizens State Bank in Neche, where she worked for over 25 years.
She is survived by her husband, James; sons, David (Colleen) Lembke, North Platte, NE; Robert Lembke, Evanston, IL; grandchildren: Jessica Pankonin, Jeremiah (Kari) Lembke, Jami (Eric) Stueben, and Emily Lembke; great-grandchildren: David Lembke, Jaelyn Lembke, Dakota Pankonin, Madelyn Pankonin, Kalli Pankonin, Kiah Lembke, Gavin Stueben, and Ellis Lembke; sister, Marie Bekkadahl; sister-in-law, Irene Menke; and brother-in-law, Garnet Horsley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings: William Menke, Chris Menke, Phillip (Ann) Menke, Margaret (Ben) Geres, and Ann Horsley; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Bekkadahl.
A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Lembke
Tanya Menke Jan 8 2020 12:00 AM
Dorothy's Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad and difficult time. When your folks would call for a ride to Cavalier for appointments she was so grateful for those rides. The Faith in Action volunteers enjoy hearing her stories and taking them to their appointments. GOD bless all of you, Don & Michelle Murray
Michelle Murray Jan 8 2020 12:00 AM
My sympathy to all of the Lembkes. I spent many summers working with Dorothy at the bank. Always a patient teacher, with a quick smile and wonderful sense of humor. She was one of the great Neche ladies.
Jane Duncan Jan 8 2020 12:00 AM
James and family. We are so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dorothy at the bank in Neche until the bank was done being built in Cavalier. She was always so pleasant and soft spoken. Cherish the beautiful memories. Jean Elke
Jean Elke Jan 7 2020 12:00 AM