Lydia ‘Emmi’ E. Desmond

SUN CITY, Ariz. – Lydia E. Desmond, “Emmi” passed away on March 26, 2014. She was born in Mainz, Germany, and lived in Escanaba for 28 years. She is survived by two sisters in Germany, Rose Marie Lulay and Erika Wollweber.

Her surviving family is husband, Richard Desmond; and three daughters, Darlene Lemke, Diane Desmond, and Deborah Desmond; two grandchildren, Heidi Lemke and Daniel Lemke.

She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Desmond, who passed away on Oct. 5, 2013.

She was employed by the Fair Store, Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Osco drug store. She had Alzheimer’s for 12 years but always smiled.

Her memorial service was held at Sunland Mortuary April 4, 2014, in Sun City, Ariz.