Dorothy E. Lembke, 93, of Neche, ND, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020, at her home in Neche. Funeral service will be held Monday, January 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the Untied Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church.
Dorothy was born January 22, 1926 in rural Neche, ND, to Gustav and Minnie (Schuppert) Menke. She grew up in the Neche area and graduated from Neche High School. Dorothy then attended Mayville Teachers College and taught at the Lankton Country School for a couple years. On June 20, 1947, Dorothy married James Lembke at Christ Lutheran Church in Neche. After their marriage they farmed in the Neche area. In 1965, Dorothy began working at Citizens State Bank in Neche, where she worked for over 25 years.
She is survived by her husband, James; sons, David (Colleen) Lembke, North Platte, NE; Robert Lembke, Evanston, IL; grandchildren: Jessica Pankonin, Jeremiah (Kari) Lembke, Jami (Eric) Stueben, and Emily Lembke; great-grandchildren: David Lembke, Jaelyn Lembke, Dakota Pankonin, Madelyn Pankonin, Kalli Pankonin, Kiah Lembke, Gavin Stueben, and Ellis Lembke; sister, Marie Bekkadahl; sister-in-law, Irene Menke; and brother-in-law, Garnet Horsley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings: William Menke, Chris Menke, Phillip (Ann) Menke, Margaret (Ben) Geres, and Ann Horsley; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Bekkadahl.