Bradley Steven Lemke

Age 62, of Fenton, passed away on September 8, 2023. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place from 2pm, until 4pm, on Friday, September 29, at the Detroit Cremation Society, 8253 S Saginaw Street Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Bradley’s Tribute Wall at

Bradley Steven Lemke was born on September 18, 1960, in Flint, Michigan, the son of Carol Lemke. He was raised by his loving grand parents in Fenton, Michigan. In 1979 he married his wife Jackie and they had two children. He had his dream career in the event security business working within the music industry and getting to meet many of his idols. He was also a rockstar in his own way when he worked at the Michigan Renaissance Festival at the tomato throwing booth. He was a natural at getting people to laugh and always had a crowd of people to watch his wild antics. He had three beautiful granddaughters who he loved to dote on. After he retired he became an activist for many causes but his main passion was legalizing cannabis. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was always there with a helping hand for anyone who needed it. He will be greatly missed.

Bradley is survived by his beloved wife; Jacquelin Lemke, children; Tracey Lemke and Elisha Eaton-Lemke, granddaughters Laurel Lemke, Lilly Lemke and Rose Pietrzak, daughters in law Traci Baisch and Abigail Eaton-Lemke, siblings; Kelly Eckler, Ron Eckler, Kimberly Reddell and Lisa Bellmore, and many nieces and nephews along with other loving family members and dear friends.

Bradley is preceded in death by his parents, grand parents and beloved father in law.

Bradley’s obituary was written by his loving family.


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  1. Rev. Steven B. Thompson on September 17, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    I will miss Brad greatly, and his phone calls. I smile and laugh when I think of our times together. Wish I could be there in person, but will be there in spirit. Love, hugs, and prayers to his family, and thank you all for sharing him with us.

  2. Richard "Free The Weed" Clement on September 18, 2023 at 4:53 am

    Hash Bash will not be the same without seeing your smiling face..

    I love you man. Rest easy..

  3. Beth Jeffreys-Butler on September 18, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    He will truly be missed ! I loved the way he was always excited to see you, greeting you with the biggest smile on his face. Which warmed your heart and made you feel special. He was very kindhearted and loving to all that knew him. I will miss his laughter and joy for life!
    Prayers for the family (I can even imagine)
    I’m sorry for your loss.

  4. Christina Hulstrand on September 18, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Brad was a kind and patient boss and he always had your back. He loved his family and talked about you often.

    Brad didn’t only become a friend to me, but also to my parents and aunt and uncle. We’ll all remember Brad and smile at our memories!

    Think of you all during this difficult time.

  5. Julie Johnson on September 18, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Rest easy Brad. You left a mark in many lives including mine. We met in middle school and hung out throughout school. I moved away, but whenever I would come to Fenton I would look him up and we would catch up. The last time was in August 2018. I am grateful to have had Brad as a friend. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  6. Latrisha Matson on September 19, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    I would like to send my condolences to the Family and Friends of Brad. He was a good man.

  7. Jamie fricke on September 19, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you Brad for being such an amazing soul! You were the most kind-hearted and gentle soul there was! You will be missed!

  8. Bev. Chadwell on September 20, 2023 at 11:26 am

    I loved your sense of humor.Hashbash will not be the same you know that . The dress you picked out for HB. will be worn in your honor. Gonna miss you joker. Sending love to your family

  9. Rahbaby.. on September 24, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    40+ year friendship Brad was the guy you could call any given time for help and come hell or high water, sickness or health he’s there. Family game nights and helping one another with food. I’m going to miss your on going puns about me being your second wife. Lol! Love your wife and children. I love you brother. Give so many of our tribe our love. Sun, moon and stars.

  10. Julie Collins on September 25, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    Sending peace and love to the Lemke family. We didnt know Brad but sure wish we did – he sounds like one of a kind! Hugs to Elisha and Abby, and the entire Lemke family. XOXO, Julie and Mama Gail

  11. Marjorie K Nicholson on September 25, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    I remember Brad at Elisha and Abby’s wedding. He and Bob Eaton stole my heart; what wonderful and supportive fathers.

    My heart breaks for all of you.

    Love to you, Marjie.

  12. Ed sytek on November 11, 2023 at 11:22 am

    I met Brad in school on the playground 🛝 and to find out that he lives down the road from me on white lake Road. He would always come over and we played a boy named Sue so many times. And one day I yelled out hey Sue and he laughed his ass off . He had a go cart and his grandfather 👴 had turned the governor down. It was too slow. So we cranked it up lol 😝 I will miss you 😢 he was a great man 🧍‍♂️ a great neighbor who I loved 🥰 like a brother 👦 I never had… Rest in peace brother…

  13. TdOG the Artist, Todd on February 28, 2024 at 8:18 pm

    I met Brad at the 2018 Hash Bash. We became fast friends. Reading the obituary, I love him even more. He was the honorary ‘muscle’ on the steps of the Diag. He will always be there in spirit. I wish we had some more time to get to know each other. We’ll see him down the road. Much love to all the family 🙏☯️❤️

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