Rev. Carl R. Lemna

The Rev. Carl R. Lemna of North Manchester passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Timbercrest Healthcare.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1930 in Nappanee, to Frank and Virdie Lemna.

Carl retired in 1992 after 40 years as a Pastor in the United Methodist Church.  He served pastorates in Peru, Elkhart, Dunlap, West Lafayette, South Bend and North Manchester. He spent six years on the EUB Board of Missions and 12 years on the United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry of Northern Indiana.

He graduated from Nappanee High School in 1948, North Central College in Naperville, Ill., in 1952, and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1956, and took additional theology schooling from DePauw University, Georgetown College, McCormick Seminary, Princeton University, and Union Theological Seminary.

Carl is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lois; children Bruce (Ann) of Noblesville (children -Laura, Andrew, Joseph), Gary (Rebecca) of Wheaton, Ill., (children – Alex, Rachael, Ruth), Kathleen (Fred) Kreamelmeyer of Muncie (children – Lexi, London), and Jeffrey (Rebecca) of La Grange, IL, (children – Makenzie, Connor).  He is also survived by sister Lois Cook (Ross) and Janet Templeton (Dennis) both of Nappanee, as well as by sister-in-law Pati Lemna, Muncie.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Mae and a brother, Owen.

He was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Purdue Boilermakers. In retirement, Carl and Lois enjoyed regular travel, along with winters in Florida.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who spent as much time with his family as possible.

Family and friends may call Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Services will be Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at 2 p.m. at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. Second St., North Manchester. Calling also one hour prior to service at the church.  Pastor Larry Ray and Pastor Mark Eastway will officiate. 

Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. 

Memorials may be made to the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. Second St., North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Lemna family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.


Posted on 2017 Feb 23