Olive Juanita (VanAcker) Lemke, age 86, former Delta County resident and currently residing near family in Saginaw, Michigan, passed away on Monday morning, February 16, 2009 in Saginaw.
Olive was born August 1st, 1922 in Brampton, Michigan to Ray and Edith (Story) Sheffer, was raised and attended school in the Brampton area.
She married Julian VanAcher in Escanaba on November 14th, 1941 and to that union two sons were born, Richard and Clyde VanAcher.
In her earlier working years, Olive was employed as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital and she later clerked at F.W. Woolworth & Co. in Escanaba. After her husband, Julian, passed away in 1974, Olive met the love of her life, Harold Lemke, and they were married on April 30th, 1977. Harold preceded her in death. Olive is remembered for her strong faith and is a member of St. Anthony Church in Wells.