March 9, 1932 – January 10, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Dick Lemmerick of Regina, SK, announces his passing at the age of 86, following a brief illness. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019, with family by his side. Dick was born on March 9, 1932, to Richard and Anne Lemmerick in Humboldt, SK, and grew up on the family farm in the Muenster district. Following his education, Dick briefly joined the Army Reserve and was stationed in Dundurn, SK. In his youth, he pursued an interest in boxing, and his talent led him to become a welterweight champion in Saskatchewan. On May 9, 1959, Dick married Dolores Rath in St. Gertrude R.C. Church. They began their life together in Humboldt, then moved to Regina in August, 1963. Three children were born to them. While living in Regina, Dick was employed at the IPSCO steel plant for over 28 years. During that time, he was a loyal blood donor, with numerous donations to the Red Cross. In their leisure time, Dick and Dolores enjoyed driving around the countryside taking pictures of old homesteads and grain elevators. They were long-time members of St. Peter’s R.C. Church, and more recently of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, both in Regina. Dick leaves to mourn his devoted wife of almost 60 years, Dolores (nee Rath) Lemmerick; their three children: Donalu, Dale (David), and Danette; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Davin (Scott) and children Ulrik and Eisa, Richard (Megan), Lee-Ann (Jackson), and Steven (Kylie); one brother, Clifford; two sisters: Shirley and Fay (Adrian); in-laws of the Rath family: Gert Schmitz, Vivian (Hugo) Korte, Greg (Sandi) Rath, Jerome Rath, and Larry (Evelyn) Rath, Cathy Rath, Rosella Rath, and Don Korte; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Anne (nee Mainzer) Lemmerick; one brother, Roger; one sister, Blanche; in-laws of the Rath family, August and Paula Rath, Mathias Rath, Marilyn Korte, Robert Rath, Eileen Rath, and Lorne Schmitz; and by great-niece, Rayna Korte. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, SK, on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Peter Olisa. Others taking part were: Ron Lauer, cross-bearer; Michelle Rath and Laurie Rath, scripture readers; Roger Korte, intentions; Pauline Rath and Amanda Compagna, gift-bearers; Sheryl Fredericks and Samantha Fredericks, memorial table attendants; Paige Korte and Sierra Korte, altar-servers; Danette Lemmerick, eulogist. Music ministry was provided by director Loretta Schugmann, organist Dolores Hinz, and members of the St. Augustine Parish Funeral Choir. Honorary pallbearers were “all those who shared in Dick’s life.” Active pallbearers were Davin Tondevold, Ulrik Tondevold, Richard Robson, Megan Girard, Lee-Ann Robson, Steven Robson, Kylie Robson, and Rob Robson. Interment followed at St. Peter’s R.C. Cemetery, Muenster, SK. A Mass of Intentions for Dick Lemmerick will be held at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, (5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK), on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the Marian Centre (1835 Halifax St., Regina, SK, S4P 1T4), Holy Trinity R.C. Church Roof Fund, or the St. Augustine Parish Centre.
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan