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Brooks Funeral Home
Thursday September 17th, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Melvin G. Lembke

Melvin G. Lembke, 89, of Neche, ND, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at his home near Neche, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier, ND. A private family memorial service will be held on Friday. Use of masks and social distancing is recommended.

Melvin was born July 26, 1931, at Neche, ND, to George and Martha (Saiger) Lembke. He grew up and attended country school near Neche and graduated from Neche High School. On December 18, 1953, Melvin married Elaine Quam in Cavalier, ND. Melvin farmed in the Neche area his entire life. Elaine and Melvin wintered in Donna, TX, for many years.

Some of the things he enjoyed were playing cards, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; children: Rhonda (Lanny) Schweitzer, Cavalier, ND; Randy (Peggy) Lembke, Foristell, MO; and Curtis (Mary) Lembke, Manassas, VA; grandchildren: Samantha and Sallie; Chad (Julie) and Brittany; Brett and Brynn; great-grandson, Maxwell; step-grandchildren: Patrick and Shane; siblings: Mona Taylor-Vosper, Donna (Ken) Kallestad, Darlene Bartholomay, and Wayne (Vicki) Lembke.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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The service was absolutely beautiful and heart warming. I am so sorry we could not be there to share in the celebration of uncle Mel's life. My memories run deep when I think about all the family holiday gatherings, laughter, good food, and of course card playing. Love to all the Lembke family and hope to see you soon.

Jennifer (Lembke) Castelli and family Oct 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Elaine and family, so sorry to hear of Mels death, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Maybe hell be able to play whist with Uncle Leroy and Mom and Dad

Connie Lykken Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

Elaine and all the family, my thoughts are with you now. I always enjoyed visiting with Melvin when I was in Texas seeing Mom and Dad. I know youll have many memories to help with the grieving. Blessings to all.

Peggy McFadden Page Sep 16 2020 12:00 AM

Elaine, so very sorry to learn of Melvin's death. Please accept my most sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Love and Prayers, Darlene Johnson Mattingly.

Darlene Johnson Mattingly Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM