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Eugene Roger Kempe

Memorial for Eugene Roger Kempe

Born in Creston, Iowa on Dec. 6, 1916
Departed on Nov. 7, 2014 and resided in Richmond, TX.
Visitation: Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Service: Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
2:00 pm
Cemetery: Greenlawn Memorial Park
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Eugene "Gene" Roger Kempe, born on December 6, 1916 in Creston, Iowa. He went to be with his Lord on November 7, 2014 in Richmond, Texas. He was the eldest of 3 children.

Gene worked in business for 27 years before he became a church business administrator. During 18 years, he served one congregation in Illinois and two in California. He retired in 1983 from All Saints Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills, California. He was an accomplished organist and pianist. He moved with his wife, Lavonne, to Richmond, Texas, in 1989.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Lois, step-daughter Wendy L. Young, grandson, Jeffrey P. Diekmann and brother, Paul Kempe. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lavonne; his three sons, Wayne Kempe, the Rev. Ronald Kempe, and the Rev. Douglas Kempe and their families; three step-sons, David Diekmann, Daniel Diekmann, Jeffrey Diekmann and their families; sister, Barbara Peterson, 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 10, 2014 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rosenberg at 2:00 P.M. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 P.M. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Rosenberg, TX.


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