Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 

 

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Caroline A. Lemke
 
Visitation:  Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm with a Rosary recited at 7:30 pm at Stroo Funeral Home
Service: 11 am Friday, August 17, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 - 52nd St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

Cemetery:  Resurrection Cemetery
Memorials:  to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

 

                                                      Lemke, Caroline
                                                       Kentwood, MI
 
On Sunday, August 12, 2018, our mother and grandmother, Caroline A. Lemke (Ferner), age 91, left this world to spend eternity with her Lord and the love of her life. She was born Caroline Agnes Ferner on December 2, 1926 to John and Caroline Ferner of Byron Center, MI, the youngest of 12 children.  After her mother passed away, she was raised by her loving grandmother, Anna Vogt, who gave her a good strong faith in the Lord, that she cherished her entire life. She passed that faith on to her family. After WWII, Caroline met Harold Lemke who turned out to be the love of her life. It was a love that lasted after Harold's passing in 1997, thru her last day on this earth and it continues in heaven. Together they managed to keep their sanity while raising six children and keeping a loving and safe home. She was always there for her family and friends. Caroline enjoyed her time as a preschool teacher's aide at Kelloggsville West Elementary, and in later years working in the kitchen at Kelloggsville food service till her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her family, going out to dinner and playing cards with her friends. Caroline is survived by and sadly missed by her six children and their spouses, Dennis (Dee) Lemke, Richard (Christine) Lemke, Bruce (Laurie) Lemke, Susan (Robert) Marsh, Brian Lemke, Beth (Wick) Fogg; along with 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.  The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Sunrise Senior Living of Cascade for the love and care given to mom right to the end.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am Friday, August 17, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 52nd St. SE, with Fr. Peter Vu as celebrant. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions  may be made to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. 
 
                                               STROO FUNERAL HOME
                                                     1095 68TH ST. SE
                                             GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508

Comments  

# Paul France 2018-08-16 17:19
I am so sorry for your loss. Caroline was such a sweet lady. She will be missed! My sympathy to the whole Lemke/Ferner families.
# M Hicks 2018-08-13 18:52
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise as recorded in Revelation 21:3,4 help you gain strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. (Philippians 4:13). To find out more about the Bible's hope for our loved ones sleeping in death, please visit jw.org.

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