CRAINE, b. Abt. 1907.
ii. RUTH B. CRAINE, b. 13 May 1910, Milwaukee, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin; d. 03 Mar 2006; m. EMIL S. LEMBKE; b. 15 Sep 1908; d. Mar
Notes for RUTH B. CRAINE:
Sussex Sun, April 15, 1997 - Ruth celebrated 50th anniversary
with the Eastern Star. She was very active as an officer for 20
years, as chaplain, conductress, associate, matron and all five star
points, Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha, and Electra. In 1978-70, she was
worthy matron. She was also a grand page at the chapter in May 1979.
In 1986 and 1987 she became treasurer and served for 10 years, after
which she was elected as "treasurer emeritus" of the local chapter.
Ruth Craine Lembke proud to be of the Isle of Man, by Fred H.
Keller, Sussex Sun, July 30, 2002
Ruth Caine Lembke is a little sprightly lady who lives on a small
farmstead immediately west of the Sussex Corporate Center.
She is a cat lover, an award-winning author and proud of her Manx
heritage, as her ethnic family tree is from the Isle of Man, an
independent island nation, located about 60 miles from the northwest
In the collage photo put together in 1930, Ruth is the little
girl in the front, and the woman in the lower family portraits. The
first portrait was taken when she was three years old in October
1913, and the second one in March 1930. Ruth was born in 1910, and
today she is 92 years old.
The upper section of the collage shows her father, George Craine,
and then her mother, Olive Caine (note the only difference in the
parents' name is an "R").
The family portraits in the lower portion show George and Olive
after they had been married eight years (1913) and then again i
after they had been married 25 years (1930). The girl on top is the
oldest daughter, Florence, while the second-born is Ruth in the
George was born on the Isle of Man and came to the United States
as a very young boy. He was orphaned in Ohio and taken in by
relatives who lived in the Sussex-Lisbon area, the C. B. Buck
family, the same family who furnished two generations of Lisbon town
chairmen, Charles B. Buck, Sr. and C. B. Buck, Jr.
In 1888, a very young George met Olive. They married on March 4,
1905, and raised two daughters, Florence and Ruth. Today at age 92,
Ruth is the only one left.
She married Emil Lembke and upon his death acquired the 78-acre
farm that forms the land mass west of the Sussex Corporate Center
Industrial Park. Her land is bordered by Highway 164 on the east,
Lisbon Road on the south, and Richmond road on the north.
Living in retirement, Ruth has a look in the Pauline Haass Public
Library titled, "Calico's Country Cats". A teacher, librarian, and
school psychologist, she retired in 1973 and took on a mini-career
as a newspaper columnist for the Menomonee Falls News.
Ruth C. Lembke (Nee Craine) died March 3, 2006, age 95 years.
Beloved wife of the late Emil. Cousin of Eileen Collins. Dear
godmother of Ruth. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews,
great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral
Services Tuesday, March 7 at 1:30PM at ST. ALBANS EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
W239 N6440 Maple Ave., Sussex. Visitation Tuesday at the church from
11:30AM until time of service. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park.
Ruth was a retired teacher of the Wauwatosa School District, Civil
Air Patrol pilot, published author, traveler, and a member of Lila
B. Grazer Chapter #159 OES, Wauwatosa Women's Club and Wisconsin
Manx Society. If desired, memorials to the Pauline Haass Library or
to the Eastern Star Scholarship Fund appreciated. HARDER FUNERAL
More About RUTH B. CRAINE:
Eastern Star 1: 21 Apr 1947, Initiated in the Lake Park Chapter
No. 202 in Milwaukee
Eastern Star 2: 09 Jan 1975, Transferred to Sussex Lila B. Graser
Notes for EMIL S. LEMBKE:
Emil Lembke, student at Moody Bible Instiute in Chicago, is
spending two weeks vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Lembke, and family. Waukesha Freeman, August, 28, 1940.
Student as of May 3, 1939; his parents are living on Prospect
April 19, 1939 - elected to serve to the Board of Deacons,
Baptist church, Pewaukee.
On July 14, 1937, reported he was working in Pontiac, Mich. so he
began his bible studies about 1938.
December 16, 1936 - Emil spent Sunday with his parents in
Pewaukee. He made the trip home from Pontiac, Mich., where he is
employed, by airplane to Milwaukee, where he visited his brother,
Dettmer. (Early 1936 or late in 1935 he began employment at Pontiac,
March 14, 1934 - He visited in Michigan with his brother, George
Lembke and family.