THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Agnes M. LeMere
Issue Date: July 5, 2017
Agnes M. LeMere, 86, passed away June 28, 2017 from dementia.
Born July 11, 1930, she was the youngest of six children, born to the late Ben and Ida (Agamaite) Doyen. She met William G. LeMere after he returned from World War II where he served in the United States Army and they wed Oct. 26, 1950 at St. Patrick's Church, the same place she attended grade school.
They celebrated 50 years of marriage with a large family party and were lifelong residents of Howard where they were faithful members of St. John the Baptist Parish.
A mother of eight, her family was her pride and joy. She never sat still and enjoyed sewing, canning, being out by her pool, traveling with her family to destinations such as Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, Texas and the Carolinas, day trips to Door County, casinos, craft fairs, and road trips to Minneapolis to visit family.
She loved snowmobiling and they founded the Sno-Birds Snowmobile Club in Howard. Her dream trip was to snowmobile at Yellowstone National park, which she did with family and friends.
As a teen she took pride in being a candy striper and then worked for the Bergner's at Sportsmen's Supper Club where she treasured the friends she made there. After retirement, she walked to the library for a new book and never missed a night praying the rosary. A devoted Elvis Presley fan, she enjoyed listening to his music, watching his movies and collecting Elvis things.
Conversations and stories at the kitchen table or on lawn chairs in the driveway swatting flies will be missed by all.
She is survived by seven children and their spouses, Sandra Sommers, Daniel LeMere and Jeff LeMere, all of Howard, Patricia Strickler, Sobieski, Sharon (Richard) Wiggin, Rosemount, Mn., Ann LeMere, Pulaski and Mark (Heidi) LeMere, Suamico; two daughters-in-law, Mary LeMere, Crivitz and Valerie LeMere, Howard; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Margret Leidel, Bonduel and Lucille (William) Sobiesezyk, Freedom; a brother-in-law, James (Lois) LeMere, Brookside and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald LeMere; a grandson, Justin LeMere; two brothers, Victor Doyen and James Doyen and three sisters, Elizabeth Doyen, Theresa Lutzow and Grace Kranz.
Family and friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2561 Glendale Ave., Howard on Saturday, July 8 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. John Bergstadt will officiate with burial in Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre of St. John the Baptist, Howard. Pfotenhauer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. A memorial fund has been established in her name to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.