Friday, August 21st, 2009
John W. Kemper, 67, 239 N. Main St., Minster, died at 2:59 p.m. Aug. 19, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Dec. 20, 1941, in Minster to Louis and Alvina Flaute Kemper. On July 13, 1968, he married Theresa "Terri" Hageman, who survives.
Other survivors are four children, Mike (Sherri) Kemper, Pickerington, Tony (Beth) Kemper, Shawnee, Kan., Julie (Jason) Virtue, Springboro, and Gregg (Shannon) Kemper, Hilliard; a sister, Mary (Ralph) Zircher, Sidney; and eight grandchildren.
He was a teacher in the Minster Local School System for 29 years. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and its mens' choir, Minster, the Knights of Columbus and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:30 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Center for Neurological Development, Burkettsville.