Patricia Ann Lemke, 81

Patricia Ann Lemke, nee Heidkamp, 81, of West Bend, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at the Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

She was born on Feb. 10, 1929, in Chicago to Emil and Katharine (nee Cunningham) Heidkamp. Pat was united in marriage to Kenneth Lemke on June 23, 1946, in Chicago. Kenneth preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1999.
In 2000, Pat moved from Mequon to West Bend. She was a council member and past president of the Milwaukee Area Girl Scouts. Pat enjoyed camping and traveling throughout the United States and Europe.  She was a volunteer for many different organizations.

Pat is survived by her four children, Peter (Terry) Lemke of Madison, Jenifer (Dave) Bublitz of the town of Saukville, David Lemke of Hartford and Lisa (Len) Bowe of Plymouth; five grandchildren, Andrew, Benjamin and Christopher Bublitz and Matthew and Hannah Bowe; one sister, Sister Katharine Mary Heidkamp, MMS; three brothers, Richard (Ann) Heidkamp of Park Ridge, Ill., Donald (Marsha) Heidkamp of Park Ridge, Ill., and Walter (Pat) Heidkamp of Chicago; one sister-in-law, Louise Lemke of Brown Deer; many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Emil (Pat) Heidkamp and Joseph (Marion) Heidkamp; and brother-in-law, Gilbert Lemke.
A Mass of Christian Burial in remembrance of Pat will be held today, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church of St. Mary, 1610 Monroe St., West Bend. The Rev. Mike Moran will be the celebrant. Visitation will be at the church today from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Burial will follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Mequon.

Memorials to the Kathy Hospice or Girl Scouts of Milwaukee Area are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is serving the family.  Online guest book and condolences may be found at