Janet V Lemke

November 20, 1938 ‒ August 26, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Janet V. Lemke, 75 of Galion passed away surrounded by her family Tuesday morning, August 26, 2014 at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. She had been in declining health for the past eight months.

Janet was born November 20, 1938 in Galion and was the daughter of Herman and Stella (Koons) Sautter.

On November 11, 1961 she married Ralph Edward Lemke and he preceded her in death on March 15, 2005.

Janet is survived by her two children, son Erick (Lori) Lemke of Avondale, AZ, daughter Valerie (John) Link of Hedgesville, W.Va; two grandchildren, JohnE Link and Ericka Link; two granddogs, Cameo and Moccasin; sister Marcine Shipman of Galion; brother-in-law Steve (Jean) Lemke of Marion; four nieces and nephews, Mark (Terri) Lemke of Loudonville, Lee (Becky) Lemke of Centerburg, Jeff (Cindy) Shipman of Galion and Stephanie Miller of Columbus and many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

While attending Galion High School she was very active with music and other committees and had received the Arion award for vocals. She graduated from Galion High School in 1957. Janet and her husband lived in Indiana for twenty years and she moved back to Galion in 2005. She loved music and was known for her voice with the Sweet Adelines and the Copper Kettle Chorus. Janet was a active member of Peace Lutheran Church, Galion.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm at the Peace Lutheran Church, 129 West Walnut St. Galion with Pastor Richard Genzman officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service starting at 2:00 pm. The ladies of the church will provide a luncheon after the memorial service.

Her cremains will be interred at a later time in the columbarium at Peace Lutheran Church.

Memorial contributions in Janet’s memory may be made to Peace Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve to family of Janet Lenke, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • You will be missed. I have definitely missed you at church. You were a very active woman that was willing to help others any time of day. Thank you for everything you did!! 🙁

  • We are so sorry about Janet’s death. She was a very special person to us and to the people at Windfall Church. We always enjoyed having her group come and sing for special services. She always had such a beautiful smile on her face and the joy of the Lord always shined brightly through her. We will miss her very much. We won’t be able to be at the Memorial Service on Saturday but please know that we will be there in spirit and that our prayers are with each of you.

  • Rest in peace Janet. You were such a beautiful nice lady. Prayers to all of you in this time.

  • I had the privalege to sing in the chorus and also in a quartet with Janet for many years. She was a very special lady. My thoughts will be with you all at this time. Sue Bollinger

  • Janet and I had a nice visit on the 16th. Many memories of our childhood days. She had a beautiful voice. I remember she took me somewhere in her new car, I think it was a Nash two tone car in my younger years. She was special. Will miss her. May God comfort you with his Peace and Grace.

  • Thanks again for letting me know about Janet….we had some wonderful times singing and performing together. I am so fortunate to still have my parents and cherish each day they are here. Hugs to you and Erik…..