Louis Richard Lembke

Chemical engineer, 65Louis Richard Lembke, 65, of Naselle, Wash., died of complications from a recent surgery Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003 in Naselle.

Mr. Lembke was born Oct. 2, 1937 in Missoula, Mont., to Henry and Helen Rahte Lembke. He graduated from Montana State University with a degree in chemical engineering.

In 1959, he married Jackie Wohl. The couple moved to the Northwest in 1960, settling in Vancouver, Wash., in 1965. He worked as a chemical engineer in the Vancouver area for more than 35 years. In 1996, Mr. Lembke moved to Naselle, where he built a home on the bank of the Naselle River.

Mr. Lembke was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and goose hunting in the Northwest, Canada and Alaska and taking long walks with his dog, Ginger. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Northwest Steelheaders and other environmental groups. Family members said he had a strong faith in Christ and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Seaside.

Mr. Lembke is survived by his former wife, Jackie Lembke of Vancouver; two sons, Bradley and Scott Lembke, both of Vancouver; a daughter, Leslie Quintana of Vancouver; five grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews. A brother, Hoagie Lembke, died earlier.

At his request, no service will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 115 Broadway St., Seaside, OR 97138.

Penttila's Chapel by the Sea in Long Beach, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.


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