Norbert Herbert Kempf


Norbert Herbert Kempf, 89, of Greenwood, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.

Born on Jan. 1, 1926, in Schnellville, to the late William F. and Veronica (Stemle) Kempf. 

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

A hard-working man, he owned and operated Kempf Masonry and will be remembered as a great husband, father and grandfather.

An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards and cherished time with his family.

Survivors included his five children, Donna Scholz (Garry), Randy Joe Kempf (Luanne), Nena Gayer-Wheat (Dan), David Kempf (Gail) and DeAnna Kempf Wermert (John); eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Anthony Kempf (Verna), Charles Kempf (Susie), Eugene Kempf (Betty), Martha Horton, Ellie Hammond (Bob), Bernadette Elslager and Stella Hart.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally, in 2013.

Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135. Prayers will be at 10:15 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

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