Heidi Lemke passed away on May 24th, surrounded by her children and husband, after a short illness. She was born on July 21, 1945 in Frankfort Germany. She met a dashing US soldier when she was 18, she married and moved to Michigan, USA. Heidi worked for the Kmart corporation for the majority of her life. Heidi was a devoted wife to Jim Lemke for 58 years and mother of 3, Jean Root (husband Ken) Kevin Lemke (wife Amy) and Christa Miner (husband Jeff). She was a loving grandmother to 8: Justin Root (wife Stephanie) Ryan Root (wife Chelsea), Troy Root (fiancé Megan) , Julia Lemke, Gillian Rickerd (husband Jacob), Charlotte Lemke, Rebecca Miner, Colin Miner (wife Samantha). She was an incredible cook and caterer for many years. Anyone who was fortunate to know Heidi became an instant friend and she treated all people like family. The family will hold a celebration of her life later this summer. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.