Lu Ann Selmeyer, of Antigo, died Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at The Bay at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center. She was 73 years old. She was born on July 13, 1948, in Wausau, a daughter of Fredrick and Charlotte (Roepke) Lemke. She married David Selmeyer on June 20, 1971, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death on December 23, 2017.
She was a graduate of Trinity Lutheran Grade School and Wausau High School with the class of 1966. She attended Concordia University in Milwaukee for two years and received her Bachelor and Master Degrees from Concordia University in Chicago.
Mrs. Selmeyer taught music and organ to third and fourth graders in Pevely, Missouri for three years. Moving to Antigo she taught 4th and 5th grades at Peace Luthern School for five years. From 1984 until 2003 she worked for the Antigo Unified School District as a Librarian and teacher at Pleasant View Elementary School and also worked with the Gifted and Talented program.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, making Christening gowns, and doing calligraphy for Todd Toburen.
She was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church where she played the organ and enjoyed making banners. She also served St. John Lutheran Church in Pickerel and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Birnamwood as an organist.
Survivors include a daughter, Heidi (Shinri) Emoto of Tokyo, Japan; grandchildren, Noah and Megumi Emoto; a son, DJ (Ranae) Selmeyer, Lansing, Michigan; granddaughters, Madeline and Hannah Selmeyer; a brother, William Lemke, Woodruff.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. David Karolus officiating. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Camp Luther, 1889 Koubenec Road, Three Lakes, WI 54562, www.campluther.com.
"Be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life." Revelation 2:10b
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Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
Lu Ann was my swimming friend back before covid. she was always happy and fun and very proud of her children and grandchildren. she will be missed
With loving memories of LuAnn / Aunt LuAnn The William Lemke FamilyButterfly Garden was purchased for the family of Lu Ann Selmeyer by The William Lemke Family.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Lu Ann. Oh, the memories, from her time as an organist at St. Paul, Birnamwood. Having lived in the Birnamwood area all my life and knowing the Roepke family it was wonderful to reminisce with her. What fun times with choir and caroling. I was able to get acquainted with Heidi's family, and have lunch with Heidi and her mother. As a person who saved a lot of things, I just recently ran across a box of correspondence from Heidi. It covered a number of years and Christmases. I didn't get to tell Lu Ann about the can (about a gallon), heavy metal with Lemke Cheese on it. Have no idea how we acquired it and I just came across that recently in the garage, too. My driving is limited to Birnamwood so I will not be at her service. God bless you all. It was a joy to have known her. Shirley Clark
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care and God bless!!
She was a sweet lady who instilled the love of learning to her students! She was admired and loved by all of us!