Andrew John "Drew" Lemberger
1997 - 2019
Obituary of Andrew John Lemberger
Andrew “Drew” John Lemberger, 22, formerly of Libertyville, passed away November 27, 2019. Drew’s deepest passion was for his family and friends. They were all blessed by his charisma, infectious smile and big heart.
Drew achieved his Life Scout rank and appreciated the opportunity to help others in various service projects. He was athletic and enjoyed participating in every sport you can think of including parkour, lacrosse, football, soccer, swimming, gymnastics, wrestling and others.
Drew was in the masonry and bricklaying trade which gave him the ability to be outside and work with his hands. His boss shared he had a great work ethic, was very responsible, and well-liked by customers and co-workers alike.
His spirituality and faith were important to him and brought him close to family members and friends alike. Drew’s struggle with depression and addiction were part of his life story. He hoped his openness and willingness to share these experiences would provide support and help to others.
Drew is survived by his parents Patty McCarthy and Stan Lemberger; his siblings Adam Lemberger, Anthony and Alexis Hagemann, Amber (Carlos) Delgado, Bryant Calero and Christian Kujawa; his bonus mothers Christine Dempski and Jennessa Fikejs; his special uncle Chad Fikejs; his five grandmothers Joan McCarthy, Jackie Lemberger, Kathie Harris, Kay West, Sue and his “Terbear” Terry King; and many loved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Drew is preceded in death by his birth parents Jacob Hagemann and Nicole West Hagemann and his grandparents Robert McCarthy, Robert Lemberger, Marc Harris and Thomas West.
Funeral Mass for Drew will be 10:00 am Saturday December 7th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E Maple Ave, Libertyville. Visitation will take place Saturday Dec 7th from 8:00 – 9:45 am at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Pl, Libertyville, IL 60048. Memorial gifts will go toward funeral services, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Gift of Adoption Fund. Funeral information (847) 362-2626.
Interment will be Saturday, January 4, 12:00pm at, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S Wolf Rd, Hillside, IL 60162. Please meet at the cemetery office. Guests planning to come should let a family member know and should wear warm casual clothing for the possibility of being outside.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Andrew Lemberger, please visit Tribute Store