Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Kenneth Kemper, age 61 of Maria Stein, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born September 14, 1957 in St. Marys, to Rosemary (Dahlinghuas) Kemper-Poeppelman & the late Alvin Kemper. On September 28, 1985 he married Karen (Hehr) Kemper and she survives in Maria Stein.
Ken is also survived by children, Joseph Kemper of Maria Stein, Jessica & Cole Thieman of St. Henry, and Christopher & Kristen Kemper of Ft. Recovery. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Baylee and Gabriella Kemper and Jaylynn and Jemma Thieman, and one on the way, as well as siblings and in-laws, Mike Kemper of Yorkshire, Patti & Tom Berger of Minster, Carol & Joe Brown of St. Marys, Ken & Sheri Hehr of Ft. Loramie, and Cheryl & Kevin Goubeaux of Russia, and his mother-in-law Phyllis Hehr of New Bremen.
He is preceded in death by his father, and step father Edwin Poeppelman, a sister-in-law Kristine Selby, and his father-in-law James Hehr.
Ken was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein. He was a member of the Goat Farmers Association, and retired from Dannon in Minster. Ken enjoyed Marion Local and Ohio State football games, camping, playing spider solitaire, golf cart rides, and spending time with the grandkids.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, April 13, 2019 at St. John Church, Maria Stein. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00pm Friday, April 12, and 9:00 to 9:45 am Saturday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's foundation, or the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.