The life of Luxemburg’s Harold Lemens will be celebrated next week after he passed away earlier this month at the age of 90. Lemens was a fixture in the community, graduating from Luxemburg High School before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He went to work for his dad George at the Gamble Store when he returned from the war and later would start Lemens Hardware with his brother Leonard. Lemens would later serve as president of both the Village of Luxemburg and its local chamber of commerce. Much like his dad did, Jim Lemens joined his father in the family business before buying the business nearly 30 years after his parents became sole owners of Lemens Hardware. Lemens says he learned a lot under the tutelage of his father and still tries to emulate him as much as possible.
Lemens leaves behind six kids, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. You can read more about the life of Lemens and find visitation and funeral information by clicking here.
Picture of former store location courtesy of Lemens Hardware