Henry W. Kempf, 90|
Henry W. Kempf, 90, of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, April 30,
2013, at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.
He was born on June 22, 1922, in the town of Kewaskum, the son of the
late Fred and Anna (Retzlaff) Kempf, and on Aug. 31, 1946, he was united
in marriage to Joyce Dean at St. John Lutheran Church in New Fane. Joyce
preceded Henry in death on Aug. 27, 2008.
Henry served his country in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War
II. Henry had been selected to participate in the recent World War II
Honor Flight but due to health issues was unable to attend. He was a
charter member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in West Bend and a member of
the West Bend V.F.W. Post 1393. Henry owned and operated Henry Kempf
Heating and Sheet Metal for many years.
Those Henry leaves behind to cherish his memory include five children,
Diane (Robert) Swanson of West Bend, Sandra (Dr. Mark) Knutson of
Dousman, Donna Roos of Fond du Lac, Terry (Sue) Kempf of Evansville and
Christine (Glen) Soehrmann of Hubertus; 11 grandchildren, Timothy
(Penny) Swanson, Wendy (Michael) Park, Paul (Alissa) Knutson, Amy
(Scott) Goetzke, Sherry (Nathan) Downhour, Kim Knutson, Sarah Swanson,
Andy Soehrmann, Kaitlyn Soehrmann, Keri Soehrmann and Alyssa Soehrmann;
11 great-grandchildren, Emily, Lorien and Tristan Swanson, Aaron, Daniel
and Kara Park, Zachary and Alexander Downhour, and Everett, Preston and
Griffin Henry Knutson; a brother in- law, Paul Dean of Kewaskum; and
other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Henry was preceded in death by a
son, Richard; a son-in-law, Eugene Roos; four sisters, Dorothy O’Krusch,
Sadie Frank, Irene Uhlmann and Helen Bechler; and nine brothers, Otto,
Hugo, Erwin, Rudolph, William, Paul, John, Edwin and Frederick Kempf.
Funeral services for Henry will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, May 4,
2013, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in West Bend. The Rev. Christopher
Raffa will officiate and burial will follow in Washington County
Memorial Park in West Bend.
The Kempf family will greet relatives and friends at the church on
Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorials to a technical college scholarship fund established by the
family for a student pursuing a career in the HVAC profession or Kathy
Hospice are appreciated.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Henry’s
arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at
Henry’s family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Kathy
Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Henry.