Thursday, December 13, 2018
11:00 AM CST
West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel
9000 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53406
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
307 West Madison Street
Lake Mills, WI 53551
1225 Remmel Drive
Johnson Creek, WI 53094
Life Story / Obituary
Conrad W. Zemke, age 95, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Rainbow Hospice, Johnson Creek, WI. He was born in Racine, January 30, 1923, son of the late Conrad and Norma (Nee: Merkel) Zemke.
Conrad proudly served in the United States 8th Air Force as Staff Sergeant. He was a tail gunner on a B17, flying 33 missions over Germany. On October 23, 1955 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grays Lake he was united in marriage to Bernice S. Mikutis who preceded him in death, July 1, 2010. Conrad was employed by Modine Manufacturing for thirty-four years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and currently a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lake Mills. An accomplished musician, Conrad enjoyed playing the saxophone, clarinet, flute and taught for many years at Johnson Music. He also had a large collection of Jazz and Classical music. Above all he was devoted to and cherished time spent with his family.
He will be dearly missed by his daughters, Deborah (Dr. James) Wishau of Ft. Atkinson, WI, Denise (Dr. Thomas) Gallagher of Naperville, IL; 3 grandchildren, Nicholas Villers, Laura and Brian Gallagher; other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services and interment with Full Military Honors will be held Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:00 am in the West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 9000 Washington Avenue, with Rev. Larry Treece officiating. Memorials to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Lake Mills, Rainbow Hospice, or to Wounded Warriors have been suggested.