Lyle Lemkau


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Posted Online: April 26, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Lyle F. Lemkau, 85, of Rock Island, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the South Park Presbyterian Church, 1501 30th St., Rock Island. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to South Park Presbyterian Church or to the American Heart Association.
Lyle was born in Hastings, Neb., on Sept. 23, 1927, a son of Frank L. and Mary L. Hoppens Lemkau. He married Joyce Lindley on Nov. 3, 1951, in Lincoln, Neb.
Upon moving to the Quad-Cities in 1959, Lyle first worked for the Rock Island Lines railroad. Later he was co-owner and president of Track Masters Inc. in Silvis. Lyle also was a small business owner for 20 years in Rock Island and was an active member of the Hilltop Business Association. He also was a U.S. Army veteran.
Lyle was an avid golfer and enjoyed the time he spent on the course with his friends. He loved working out at Ultimate Fitness where he spent most of his time drinking coffee with his buddies. Lyle also was a big time St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Moline Scottish Rite Consistory, the Blackhawk Shrine Club and South Park Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Lemkau, Rock Island; children, Bruce (Portia) Lemkau, Peoria, Ariz., Marcia B. Lemkau, Everett, Wash., and James Lemkau, Chicago; grandchildren, Benjamin (Rachael) Lemkau, Lauren C. (Adam) Pavlik and Lauren A. Lemkau; brothers, Robert (Betty) Lemkau, Beatrice, Neb., Kenneth (Wanda) Lemkau, Centinental, Colo., and Dean (Germaine) Lemkau, Aurora, Neb.; and sisters, Irene (Archie) Kriutzfield, Lincoln, and Mary Lou (David) Swanson, Wichita Falls, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Dale and Jerry Lemkau.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 




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