Melvin G. Lembke, 89, of Neche, ND, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at his home near Neche, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier, ND. A private family memorial service will be held on Friday. Use of masks and social distancing is recommended.
Melvin was born July 26, 1931, at Neche, ND, to George and Martha (Saiger) Lembke. He grew up and attended country school near Neche and graduated from Neche High School. On December 18, 1953, Melvin married Elaine Quam in Cavalier, ND. Melvin farmed in the Neche area his entire life. Elaine and Melvin wintered in Donna, TX, for many years.
Some of the things he enjoyed were playing cards, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine; children: Rhonda (Lanny) Schweitzer, Cavalier, ND; Randy (Peggy) Lembke, Foristell, MO; and Curtis (Mary) Lembke, Manassas, VA; grandchildren: Samantha and Sallie; Chad (Julie) and Brittany; Brett and Brynn; great-grandson, Maxwell; step-grandchildren: Patrick and Shane; siblings: Mona Taylor-Vosper, Donna (Ken) Kallestad, Darlene Bartholomay, and Wayne (Vicki) Lembke.
He was preceded in death by his parents.