Alan R. Lemke, age 57 of Litchfield, MN died on Wednesday November 10, 2021, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday November 15, 2021, at Beckville Lutheran Church rural Litchfield, MN. A visitation will be held from 4:30 - 7:30 PM on Sunday November 14, 2021, at Beckville Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held in Beckville Lutheran Cemetery.
Alan ‘Al’ Richard Lemke, the son of Richard and Emily (Matteson) Lemke, was born in Paynesville, MN on July 25, 1964. He grew up in Rosendale during his childhood and moved to Litchfield where he has lived ever since. Al was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and received his education at Litchfield High School. He was united in marriage to Charlotte Bipes in Watertown, SD on December 28, 1982. He worked for Schlauderaff Implement for many years and was a member of Beckville Lutheran Church. Al loved spending time outdoors and was often found cutting and splitting wood or riding motorcycles. He preferred Harley-Davidson motorcycles, but later found a soft spot for a Cushman scooter that he often drove. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering in the garage with motors and spending time with his friends, family and grandchildren.
Al is survived by his wife Char of Litchfield, MN; children Carrie (Jeremy) Raasch of Dassel, MN, Jarrid (Kayla) Lemke of Litchfield, MN and Jammie (Tony) Klobes of Litchfield, MN; grandchildren Emma, Josie, Nicholas, Maya, Kiza, Jax, Ean, Aycen and Ellie; father Richard Lemke of Litchfield, MN; sister Dawn (Jerry) Weyrauch of Litchfield, MN; brothers-in-law: Brad (Bev) Bipes of Litchfield, MN, Brandon Bipes of Litchfield, MN, Brent Bipes of Litchfield, MN; sisters-in-law Merry Lemke of Watertown, SD, and Charleen (Chris) Kuechle of Darwin, MN; mother-in-law Lorraine Bipes of Litchfield, MN; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his mother Emily Lemke; father-in-law Delton Bipes; brother Leslie Lemke; and step-mother Evelyn Lemke.