Marilyn Jean (Miller) Lembke, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 9th, 2022 to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on the 27th of January, 1929 to Paul and Cecil (Beu) Miller, the 4th of 7 children. She attended Valparaiso High School, class of ‘47, served as class secretary and went on to work as a secretary for school superintendent King Telle and for her husband’s business, Indiana Gift and Import. On July 31st, 1949 she married her loving husband of 53 years, Max Lembke who preceded her in death in 2003. Also preceding her in death are her brothers; Frederick “Fritz” (Midge) Miller, Harold “Jiggs” Miller, Martin (Barb) Miller, Robert “Bobby” Miller and sisters; Dorothy “Dot” (Wally) McCormack and Helen “Dutch” (Robert) Zimmerman, brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Marge Lembke, son-in-law, Tim Neary and step granddaughter Julie Owen. Although Marilyn’s faith in God was the guiding light in her life, family always came first. Her Christmas Eve open house and 4th of July celebrations will be forever remembered by all who attended and it gave her great joy to host all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her Prince of Peace Church family of which she was a charter member, President of the Ladies SMS guild and served on the alter guild. She loved to sing and used her beautiful soprano voice with the choir to praise God for all her blessings. Marilyn is survived by her children: Lisbeth Neary of Bedford, IN, Dennis Lembke of Valparaiso, Robert “Boomer” (Leslie) Lembke of Prescott, AZ, grandchildren; Christian (Crystal) Lembke of Wanatah and Caitlyn Lembke of Valparaiso, step grandchildren Jennifer (Tim) Kluska of LaPorte, John Neary of LaPorte and Joel Neary of Elkhart, sisters-in-law; Arlene Miller of Valparaiso and Nancy Mowbray of Rhode Island, daughter-in-law Beth Lembke, step-grandson, Tom Owen, 16 step great-grandchildren, 9 step great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday, June 13th at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso from 4:00-7:00 PM. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 AM Tuesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 234 W. Division Rd., Valparaiso with burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Prince of Peace Altar Fund.

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