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Wayne Lembke

Funeral Services for 85-year old Wayne Lembke of rural Chadron, NE, will be Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery and a reception will be held at the Chadron American Legion after the services.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Public Library. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron NE 69337.

Online condolences may be made at chamberlainchapel.com.

Wayne L Lembke was born October 14, 1934 at 604 King Street to Carl and Martha (Lichte) Lembke and passed away at his home on January 20, 2020 at age 85.

Wayne was raised on the family farm 30 miles south of Chadron, went to school at District 70 (Cottonwood School) and then to Curtis Agricultural School in 1947, graduating in 1952. He married Roberta Egly June 12, 1954 and they were married 65 years before his passing.

Wayne joined the National Guard in 1952 and retired in 1986 after 32 years of service. He also went to work at Metal Products in 1952 and owned it, selling the business in January 1986. He was a hard worker and expected perfection in all of his jobs.

Wayne was in Lions Club for 34 years and served as both a Boy Scout Leader and on the Boy Scouts board.

Survivors include his wife, his daughter Joy Brown of Hyannis, sons Jay and Jed (Rhonda) of Chadron. Brothers Roy (Lee), Bob (Violet) and sister Karen (Jerry) Calkins. Sister-in-law Ann Lembke Bridgeport, Nebraska. Brother in law Ross Rash of Udall, Kansas. His grandchildren Dana (Gerard) Brennen of Portland, Oregon. Kyle (Lissa) Brown of Las Vegas, Nevada. Jared (Liz) Lembke of West Valley, Utah. Jeffery Rhoads of Montana. Logan Lembke of Rapid City, South Dakota. Great-Grandchildren Malachi Jackson, Alexander Brennen, Isaiah Lembke and Cora Brown. Two more great-grandchildren on the way and many nieces and nephews.

Wayne Lembke was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister Glendoris, brothers Carl and Myron.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Wayne Lempke.