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Clarence W. Lemke

Clarence W. Lemke, 81, died November 1, 2008 in Fallbrook, CA after a lengthy illness. His wife of 49 years, Vivian Lemke died in 2005. Clarence was born October 12, 1927 in Olive, CA.

He served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he became a carpenter and built homes in the Southern California area for over 50 years. In 1956, he married Vivian Smith, and in 1960 the couple moved to Fallbrook.

Clarence helped built Zion Lutheran Church in Fallbrook, where he was a member for 48 years. During his lifetime, he was active in the church as an elder, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and congregation president.

Fishing and hunting were his favorite pastimes, and he enjoyed sharing those interests with his four children and nine grandchildren.

Lemke is survived by two sisters, Barbara Borden, Fallbrook and Irene Maglio, Fresno; his son Donald Lemke, Fallbrook, and daughters Kathy Andrews, Vista; Tammy Raifsnider, Fallbrook, and Kris Stokes, Santa Margarita.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, November 8 at Zion Lutheran Church in Fallbrook.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of Clarence Lemke, to the Zion Lutheran Church building fund.


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