Joseph A. ‘Joe’ Lemsky


Nov. 13, 1957 - March 8, 2013



Joseph A. “Joe” Lemsky of Waukesha passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at the age of 55. He was born Nov. 13, 1957, in Marinette, the son of Glenn and Mary “Pat” (nee Koeppler) Lemsky.


Joe married his college sweetheart and love of his life, Patricia M. (nee Gassman), on June 27, 1981. He was a faithful member of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, a 1980 graduate of Michigan Technological University and worked as a metallurgist for more than 30 years. Joe was an avid sports fan, especially for the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed golfing, hunting with his sons-in-law, yard work and gardening of vegetables, because health and eating right were important to Joe. Working hard with his hands to fix things and helping others made him forthright and trustworthy. Most of all, his family remembers him as being kind, gentle and loving. His “girls” were the joy of his life.


Joe will be sadly missed by his wife, Patricia, of 31 years; parents, Glenn and Mary “Pat”; his daughters, Johanne (Nick) Bennett and Rebecca (Mike) Goodpaster; and grandchildren, Hazel Marie and Ambrose David Goodpaster. He is further survived by four brothers and five sisters; dear friends, the Huck and Mayer families; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


The visitation for Joe will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, March 13, at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2016 Center Road, Waukesha, WI 53189. The Rev. Gary Erickson will be officiating. The burial will be private.


Memorials are appreciated to the Hope Center, 502 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family.  For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.