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Description: Obituary of Kemper, Louis D.Date: April 22 2009
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Page/Column: A6 / 2
Louis D. Kemper, 73, of Winchester, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at his home.
He was born Aug. 21, 1935, near Florence, the son of the late George and Ellen Lindsey Kemper. He married Mary Radefeld Oct. 1, 1961, in Winchester.
Mr. Kemper attended Tollgate and Winchester High School. He was a member of St. Mark's Church. He was a lineman for Illinois Rural Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1996. He loved to fish, hunt and play cards.
Surviving is his wife, Mary at home; a daughter, Kim Ellis (Lyndle) of Griggsville; three sons, Jeff (Stephanie), Brad (Kristen) and Paul (Jennifer) Kemper, all of Winchester. Eight grandchildren; and three brothers, George "Dewy" Kemper of Manito, Tom Kemper of South Pekin and Jack Kemper of Roodhouse, also survive. Preceding him in death were his parents; two sons, Todd and Timmy Kemper; a sister, Margaret Anders; and two brothers, Bill and Bob Kemper.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Church in Winchester. Burial was be at Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield. The family will meet with friends at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mark's Church or American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsmanhires. com/coonrod. The Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the services