Joan E. Lemke

January 26, 1930March 24, 2019

Joan E. Lemke, 89, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away March 24, 2019 under the care of Treasure Coast Hospice.

Joan was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Clarence and Ethel Bailey (Bond). She moved from New York to Florida in 1972 before settling in Pembroke Pines, Florida in 1973. Joan has been a resident of Port St. Lucie since 1994 and has lived on the Treasure Coast of Florida since 1982, when she relocated to Stuart, Florida. Joan worked in the banking industry and retired after working many years as a Director for the American Heart Association in Martin County, Florida. She donated tens of thousands of hours over 20 years, to The Martin Memorial Auxiliary. Joan served as Past President of The Auxiliary. She was very active at Redeemer Lutheran Church . She loved and adored her family. Situational Humor from her family gave her joy and laughter. Joan had a passion for quilting, needle-points, and sewing. She had a green thumb when it came to raising her orchids. Joan will forever be remembered for her giving demeanor and helping others before herself.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Lemke in 2018; brother, Jim Bailey; and sister, Margaret Leiken.

Survivors include her son, Bill Lemke (Stephanie); daughters, Debbie Lemke and Victoria Thomason; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

There will be a Life Celebration Gathering at Aycock Funeral Home, 505 SW Federal Hwy Stuart, Florida 34994 on Saturday April 27, 2019 from 11am-12pm with a Memorial Service at 12pm. Committal will immediately follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens in Stuart, Florida.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Joan's honor to Martin Memorial Auxiliary, 2195 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996 or to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road Fort Pierce, Florida 34981.


27 April

Celebration of Life Gathering for Joan E. Lemke

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

27 April

Memorial Service

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

27 April

Committal Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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Jane Wolfe

April 2, 2019

I heard in church about your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed chatting with her . She had great love for her grandchildren. Her commitment to her family was evident in all she did. Her love of her Savior shined through in all her volunteer work. I know that God will be holding you and helping each family member. May God give you His peace.

In His love,
Jane and Terry Wolfe