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Stephanie Lemke Dirst

Obituary Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Stephanie Lemke Dirst. 74, of Cumming, GA died on November 9, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Springfield, Il she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Lemke.

Stephanie spent her career working with special needs students, for much of the time teaching at the American School for the Deaf.  She loved traveling and was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her sons, Greg (Dawn) Dirst of Cumming, GA and Doug (Holly) Dirst of Sylvania, GA; sister, Eileen (Pat) Hamblin of Hayward, WI; much-loved granddaughters, Madison, Ansley and Sydney Dirst; and loving friend, Robert (Rocky) Hoyt.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 13 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Cumming.  A reception will follow the service. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Place ( or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA  30040   (770) 886.9899

Funeral Date
11/13/2016 at 3:00PM
Funeral Home
McDonald & Son Funeral Home
(770) 886-9899
150 Sawnee Dr, Cumming 30040