Barbara J. Kempker, 83
March 6, 1932 -- June 26, 2015

Barbara J. Kempker nee EimerBarbara J. Kempker of Hartford passed away Friday, June 26, at the age of 83. She was born on March 6, 1932, in Hartford, the daughter of Arthur and Emma (nee Horst) Eimer.

She married Edward Kempker in St. Paul, Iowa, in 1968. Barbara worked at Hartford Savings Bank for several years and was named “employee of the year” because of her excellent and detailed work. She also worked at The Threshold Inc. of West Bend for many years. After retirement, she continued to live in Hartford and enjoyed the small town community.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, served on the Peace Mission Society, and was a long-time choir member. Her family was very important to her and helped her later in life; they continued to be by her side as she needed it. Barbara enjoyed playing the piano and considered this her hobby.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Helen Christman of Hartford, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband in 1971. Visitation is Wednesday, July 1, from 3-5 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford. Funeral service will follow at church at 5 p.m. The Rev. Jeremy Husby will officiate. Interment will be at St. James Cemetery in St. Paul, Iowa.

Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church, Peace Mission Society, the Fields of Washington County Assisted Living Facility or Deer View Meadows would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home of Hartford is serving the family: