Doug E. Lempkie, age 74, of Winnebago, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 7, 2021. A celebration of life will be held from 4-7pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Morgan, Minnesota at a later date.
Doug Lempkie has taken his final journey. He loved trucking. Doug made trucking his career for 53 years. He was an inspirational role model for the industry by mentoring so many young truck drivers. Doug was known for his huge heart and always lending a helping hand to his fellow drivers. Winnebago, MN, was Doug’s home base for more than 30 years.
When Doug was not on the road trucking, he could be found tinkering with or riding his motorcycles. Doug spent countless hours with Billy Hofmeister racing motorcycles.
Doug was preceded in death by his loving wife of 38 years, Colleen; his parents, Albert and Gretchen Lempkie; his brother Albert and his sister, Marilyn. Doug is survived by sisters, LeNora and JoAnn; his son, Bryan and daughter Beth; grandsons Jacob and Joey; and by granddaughters Laney, Aedel and Catherine, many nephews and nieces and so many friends.