Margaret H. Klemp, 86

Margaret H. Klemp, age 86, of Kewaskum, was called home to our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

Margaret was born on April 4, 1922 in Campbellsport. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Mathilda Taylor. Margaret moved with her family from the small town of Campbellsport to Milwaukee at the age of 7. At age 18 Margaret left Milwaukee and moved to Big Cedar Lake where she worked for a variety of resorts. She was later employed by both Amity Leather and Enger Kress in West Bend before retiring in 1984.

Margaret was united in marriage to Raymond Emil Klemp on Feb. 24, 1945 at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Raymond preceded Margaret in death on Aug. 5, 1992.

Margaret was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Bend and spent her life giving of herself to others. She enjoyed traveling, doing needle point, word searches and reading books as well as magazines. Margaret loved her weekly visits and lunches with her sisters, and will always be remembered by her family as a very caring and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Margaret is survived by two children, Raymond A. (Dorothy) Klemp of Kewaskum and Judith (Lawrence) Thurow of Kewaskum; four grandchildren, Kristin (David) Pratt, Angela (Kris) Wetor, Sarah Vernatter, and Thomas White; and six great-grandchildren, Myles and Simon Pratt, Britney, Olivia, and Kennedy Wetor, and Vanessa Vernatter, with two other great-grandchildren on the way. She is further survived by three sisters, Betty Kilmer, Phyllis (Gerald) Sutton, and Joyce (Edwin) Holtz; two brothers, Warren Taylor and Leroy (Ellen) Taylor; two sisters-in-law, Laverne Taylor and Estelle Klemp; two brothers-in-law, Edward (Karen) Bergmann and Donald Radke; and she is further survived by many other dear relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her grandson, Jason Klemp; a sister, Marion Compton; and a brother, Richard Taylor.

A funeral service in honor of Margaret will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (777 S. Indiana St. West Bend). Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. The Rev. John Paustian will officiate and burial will be in Slinger Union Cemetery.

Memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is serving the family. 334-2776. Online guest book and condolences may be found at