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Obituary for Delwyn Lemke

Ponca City Now - October 24, 2017 10:22 am

Delwyn Vale Lemke

January 10, 1936 – October 22, 2017

Delwyn Vale Lemke, age 81, Midwest City resident, formerly of Ponca City, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Oklahoma City.

Friends and loved ones may pay their respects at Trout Funeral Home & Crematory in Ponca City from 5-8pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017 and 8am-8pm Wednesday, October 25, 2017. A graveside ceremony to celebrate Delwyn’s life will be held at 10am Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Ponca City with Pastor Justin Ford of Oakdale Baptist Church in Edmond officiating. Casketbearers will be Mike Woods, JR Green, Tommy Green, Wesley Green, Ron Green, and John Green.

Delwyn was born on January 10, 1936 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Verne Daniel Lemke and Beulah Agnes (Boyce) Lemke. He grew up in Ponca City graduating with the Class of 1954. As a senior in high school, he had a class with Louise Green. They hit it off and three years after graduation were married in Ponca City on September 2, 1957. Oklahoma State University provided Delwyn with the college education where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering in 1962. While in college, Delwyn and Louise were blessed with their son, Del. After receiving his degree, the family moved to Alice, TX where Delwyn worked a short time for an oil drilling company. Their son Darrel joined the family while in Alice. After leaving Texas, they returned to Ponca City for a few months before Delwyn was made aware of a job at Tinker Air Force Base. In 1963, he began working at Tinker, a career of 30 years, where he was a Section Chief in Jet Engine Maintenance and retired in 1993. Delwyn was a great dad and husband to his family. When his sons were young, he was active with them, coaching their little league teams and staying involved in their lives. Later he bought a 1955 Thunderbird which provided him with much joy when he could cruise around with Louise by his side. Over the last six years, Delwyn and Louise have been faithful members of the Oakdale Baptist Church in Edmond.

Survivors include his beloved wife Louise of the home, and adored sons: Del of Del City, OK and Darrel of Midwest City, OK. Delwyn was preceded in death by his parents, brother, DeVaughn “Dee” Lemke, sister, LaVerne Norris, daughter in law, Penny Dee Vance, brother in law, Jerry Green, niece, Donna Lynn Laramie, nephew, Johann Green, and nephew, Brian Green.

Memorial contributions in Delwyn’s name may be sent to Oakdale Baptist Church, 10920 N. Sooner Road, Edmond, OK 73013.

Source: Trout Funeral Home