Name: Elmer Lamke
Funeral Date: March 27, 2013
Date of Birth: July 14, 1928
Date of Passing: March 25, 2013
Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home
Funeral mass for Elmer will be from 9-10am Wednesday March 27, 2013 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Peter Nwokoye will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Tuesday from 2-9pm and Wednesday from 9-10am at the church only. There will be a parish vigil service on Tuesday evening at 7 pm at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to Huron Medical Center or donor’s choice. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to sign the guest book for Elmer’s family.
Elmer is survived by his children, Diane (John) McClean of Blairsville, Gerogia, Dennis Lamke of Ruth, Judy Lamke of Georgia; step-children, Diane Grifka of Ubly, Virgil (Lorraine) Jaskowski of Bad Axe, Dorothy (Bernard) Morell of Ubly, Emelie (Murray) Thompson of Ruth and Ariz., Rodney (Cathy) Jaskowski of Minden City; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; Daughter-in-law Carol Rutkowski Lamke of Ubly, brother Eugene (Mildred) Lamke of Parisville; two sisters Arlene (Jerome) Longuski and Evelyn Susalla, both of Ubly; Preceded in death by one son, Kenneth, one granddaughter, Jaime Briggs; his brothers Ervin (Irene) Lemke, Cass (Ruby) Lamke, Richard (Barb) Lamke, and Raymond Lamke; sisters, Marie (Frank) Peruski and Jake Susalla; Brother-in-law Harry Osontoski; step son-in-law, David Doerr Sr., Step-grandsons Dennis Grifka and David Doerr Jr.; Step-great grandson Tyler Peruski; his first wife, Harriet.
Mr. Elmer Lamke, 84 of Ubly passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at Huron Medical Center after a short illness. Elmer was born on July 14, 1928 in Parisville to the late Lawrence and Martha (O’Parka) Lamke. He married Beatrice (Danielski)(Jaskowski) Lamke on November 21, 1980 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. She preceded him in death on April 3, 2003. Elmer was a graduate of the Maurer Country School. He lived in the Detroit area from 1950-1970. During those years, he was a member of the Teamsters Union and worked at Midland Steel for a few years before finishing out his employment at Uniroyal Tire in Detroit as a stock clerk. In 1970 he returned to the thumb area and resided in Ubly where he ran the Brown House and Chatter Box restaurants for many years while working as a security guard at Hamill Manufacturing in Ubly. He was a current parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. Elmer loved to repair small engines, fishing, gardening, and deer hunting.