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Michael Lee Lemke

July 4, 1992 September 9, 2019
Michael Lee Lemke
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Obituary for Michael Lee Lemke

Michael Lee Lemke, 27, son of Arnold Lemke and Nancy (Bennink) Lemke, both of Panora, was born July 4, 1992 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. He passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at his home at Lake Panorama. Michael had a natural gift for brightening the day of those he touched with a smile or “How is your day going?” He fought a courageous, lifelong battle against Tuberous Sclerosis, but through his soft heart and caring spirit, he was more concerned about lifting the spirits of his family and friends.
Michael was a proud graduate of Panorama High School, Class of 2011. After high school, he attended Project SEARCH at Iowa Methodist Medical Center where he gained many valuable skills and new friendships. After graduation, he worked at Fareway in Polk City, and then at the Des Moines Art Center last summer doing what he enjoyed most, interacting with people.
Michael had a deep affection for the arts. He enjoyed drawing and listening to music of all genres (with the exception of Rap), and loved going to concerts. He loved fishing, and eating fish prepared by his dad or PJ’s in Panora. Michael loved playing video games, spending time with friends, bowling on leagues, and watching his niece and nephews (affectionately known as B-Dog, Mace, and Evvie). Michael adored his grandparents, and they provided the influence for his selflessness.
Michael is survived by his father, Arnold Lemke of Panora; mother, Nancy Lemke of Lake Panorama; brother, Brandon (Jessica) Peters of Linden; niece, Macy Peters; and nephews, Barrett and Everett Peters, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Norma Lemke, and Warren and Kathryn Bennink.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Twigg Funeral Home in Panora. Burial will be in Prairie Center Cemetery, rural Yale. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 5-7 P.M., at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Johnston Public Library or Panora P.E.T.S.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

17

Sep

5:00 PM 9/17/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Twigg Funeral Home - Panora

219 E. Main
Panora, IA 50216

Twigg Funeral Home - Panora
219 E. Main Panora 50216 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

18

Sep

10:30 AM 9/18/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Twigg Funeral Home - Panora

219 E. Main
Panora, IA 50216

Twigg Funeral Home - Panora
219 E. Main Panora 50216 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Prairie Center Cemetery Final Resting Place

near Yale, IA

near Yale IA
United States
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