Daniel Lemke, MD
Daniel Lemke, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist located in Houston, TX. Having graduated from BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, Dr. Lemke practices at Texas Children’s Hospital.
He leaves behind his wife Julie, son Daniel, his parents Robert and Dorothy as well as many nieces, nephews and friends to mourn his passing. Everyone who knew him will cherish memories of this unique man.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Lemke grew up in Helenville and attended St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Lakeside Lutheran High School, showing his steers at fairs as part of the Lemke Brothers tractor pulling team and playing sports and watching live music performances.
He held positions as journalist, public relations specialist, farmer and owner of Spirited Communications Farm Communications Agency based out of Eagle Lake. Additionally, he wrote for several farm publications and produced videos related to agriculture.
Lemke had complained of chronic coughing during his time in jail, and as soon as he was free, it worsened into sepsis two days after release from Jail. According to Lemke’s lawsuit, Jail officials did nothing in response to Lemke’s requests for treatment for this condition, leading directly to his death from sepsis.
Lemke also operates Spirited Communications out of Eagle Lake, Minnesota where he writes for multiple farm publications and produces videos on agriculture-related subjects. Additionally, he boasts over three decades of experience working in broadcasting and agriculture communications.
He was an integral player for the Braves during their remarkable comeback win in 1991 World Series against the Yankees after falling three games to two behind. He set the tone early by turning a double play at second base to prevent any potential rallies by them.
Lemke has expanded beyond professional baseball to appear in several television and film roles, such as regular roles on 15/Love from CBC Drama and guest spots on NBC Psych. Most recently he has appeared as Three in Syfy’s Dark Matter.
Achievement and Honors
Dan Lemke was an incredible family man. A lifelong farm advocate, he often brought his steers to Jefferson County and Wisconsin State Fairs and passed along this passion for animals to his son Daniel Jr (Dooz). A lifelong Packers supporter – never missing a game! Plus Badgers, Brewers and Cubs as well.
Vassar College honored him in 2008 for creating, writing, designing and performing the stage adaptation of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds at Shiva Theater for Unbound Student Theater Ensemble directed by Ben Chase featuring Rachel Crossno, Sam Allen Henry Behel Max Fagin in its production that featured on PBS program American Playwrights.
Daniel Lemke founded Spirited Communications in Eagle Lake, MN and operated it with great success for years. He wrote for multiple farm publications and produced agriculture-themed videos as well as hosting his own radio show and speaking publically about agriculture – becoming one of the premier broadcasters for ag broadcasting.
He instilled his love of farming into his children. He would show his cattle at both the Jefferson County Fair and Wisconsin State Fair, often showing them at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Helenville where he also competed on their Wednesday evening dart ball team.
Lemke reported his chronic cough to Nurse Brown and Williams during his incarceration; unfortunately he did not receive medical treatment for its underlying condition and ultimately succumbed to sepsis on August 9, 2016; leaving behind his daughter Kjersten; brothers; sisters; nieces; nephews; cousins; friends and his special friend Mojo.
His roles included Ryan Lambert on Showcase series Lost Girl, Harrison Welles in Lifetime’s supernatural series Witches of East End, and Captain Grisham from Blue Mountain State – where his son Adam Lemke appeared from 2015 – 2017.
At present, he resides at 25501 Crown Valley Pkwy, Unit 123 in Ladera Ranch CA 92694 of Orange County in United States and belongs to St Peter’s Lutheran Church where he participates on its Wednesday Night Dart Ball Team.
He leaves behind his mother Dorothy Lemke, wife Julie, son Daniel and brother Darrell; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to grieve his passing. Mojo welcomed him with open arms into Heaven.