top banner

Obituary Listings

Serving Dane County since 1922.

Harley R. Lemke

September 17, 1954 February 8, 2019
Harley R. Lemke
There are condolences waiting approval on Harley's Tribute wall
Obituary for Harley R. Lemke

BROOKLYN-Harley Ray Lemke, age 64, of Brooklyn, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, unexpectedly at home. He was born on Sept. 17, 1954, in Madison, the son of Kenneth and Delores (Schroeder) Lemke. Harley met the love of his life, whom he adored, Alta "May" Schulz at 17 years old and they were blessed with two children. His children were his pride and he was both a provider and a fierce protector. Harley loved his Harley and the outdoors. He had an affinity for smoking meats, fish, and anything else that he thought might taste good. His creations were sometimes very innovative but hardly edible. Harley was a man of few words, but you always knew where you stood with him. Harley worked as a Correctional Sargent for the State of Wisconsin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Berlin Brigade. He was proud to have served in Germany and guard the iron curtain. Harley is survived by his life-long partner, Alta "May" Lemke; daughters, Kaytee (Pelon) Cornejo-Lemke, and Karley (Bruce Crubaugh) Lemke; siblings, Edward (Joan) Lemke, Sharon (Tom Meyer) Hansen, Julayne (Richard) Anderson, Ginger (Brian) Dreher, and Kendel (Pam) Lemke; grandchildren, Hayden Lemke, Jase Miller, Selena Cornejo-Lemke, Claudia Cornejo-Lemke, Yasmin "Yaya" Cornejo-Lemke, and Nathaniel Shilts; mother-in-law, Janice D. Schulz; grandmother-in-law, Alta Mae Schulz; sisters-in-law, Jackie (Alan) Tomlin, and Tammy (Terry Haug) Pestor; brother-in-law, Gerald (Carol) Schulz, Jr.; son-in-law, Brad (Maria) Shilts; and very special friends, Brad Tarkenton, Tony Packard, and John Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Gerald Schulz, Sr.; grandson, Johnathon Lemke; granddaughter, Natalia Cornejo-Lemke; and special friend, Barry Tarkenton. A private farewell will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 1150 Park St, on February 16, 2019, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Family and Close friends are welcome to join. A memorial service will be held at the ANCHOR CLUB, 112 Hotel St, Brooklyn, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Memorials may be made to the Oregon Sportsman Club for Hunter Safety Classes to be provided to the community. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation Care
1150 Park Street

Previous Events

Memorial Service




2:00 PM 2/16/2019 2:00:00 PM
Anchor Club

112 Hotel St
Brooklyn, WI 53521

Anchor Club
112 Hotel St Brooklyn 53521 WI
United States

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.