Dale B. Lemker, age 61, of Rochelle, IL, and formerly of McHenry County, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at his home.
He was born May 17, 1956 in Seattle, Washington to Charles and JoAnn (Scoggins) Lemker. Dale was a graduate of McHenry County College and Ohio Northern University. He spent most of his adult life in the McHenry County area. He worked for over 10 years as a chemist at Morton Chemical in McCullom Lake.
When not working, Dale loved to go fishing. Other enjoyments included attending historical re-enactments or researching genealogy. An avid music lover, he enjoyed concerts and events with live music.
Survivors include two children, Jennifer Lemker of Des Plaines and Robert Lemker of Richmond; a granddaughter, Delanie Lemker; his parents, JoAnn and Charles Lemker of Crystal Lake; two sisters, Jill Bartlett of Crystal Lake and Julie Carlson of Colorado Springs, CO; and his caregiver, Jo Kesl-Dewees of Rochelle.
Private cremation services were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. His family suggests memorials in honor of Dale be made to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2015, Chicago, IL 60602 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.