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Obituaries from the week of October 29, 2008

Sonya Lemcke, 51
Sonya Lemcke, age 51, of Tracy, passed away at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.  She died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Marshall.
Sonya Kay Anderson was born to Eugene and Clara (Wilking) Anderson on December 27, 1956 in Marshall, Minnesota.  She was baptized at First Lutheran Church in 1958 and confirmed at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in 1972.  She graduated from Marshall High School. 
On October 10, 1985, she was united in marriage to Curtis Lemcke in Redwood Falls.  Sonya and Curt lived in Marshall, Wabasso, Seaforth, Canby, Rapid City (SD), Yankton (SD), and Tyler before settling in Tracy.  She worked at REM SWS for 6 years and was the head cook at Marshall Senior Center for 5 years.
Sonya is survived by her husband, Curtis Lemcke of Tracy; five children, Justin Lemcke (and Bobbi Jo Winter-Simonsen) of Pipestone, Tori (and Anthony) Eberhard of Clarkfield, Tonia Lemcke (and Andy Carpenter) of Sioux Falls, SD, Tabitha Lemcke (and Thomas Penn) of Sioux Falls, SD, and Megan Lemcke; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; mother, Clara Anderson of Marshall; and siblings, Marlys (and Ed) Marczak of Marshall, Shirley Kaehler of Butterfield, Cheryl (and Jim) Bernardy of Ankeny, IA, Dennis Gladis of Minneapolis, and Curtis Anderson of Denver, CO.
She is preceded in death by her father, Eugene Anderson; brother, Jerry Gladis; brother-in-law, Sherwood Kaehler; and her grandparents.
Burial was in St. Stephen Lutheran Cemetery in Canby.   Online condolences may be submitted at
Hamilton Funeral Home of Marshall handled the arrangements.