Evelyn Kempton

Obituary of Evelyn D Kempton

 

Evelyn Kempton, age 87, of Bridgman, died peacefully Sunday evening, June 16, 2019 in her residence in the presence of her family.

 

Evelyn was born January 18, 1932 in New Troy, Michigan, one of nine children of Gustav and Bertha Geik.  She married Emmett Charles Kempton April 21, 2001 in Bridgman, Michigan.

           

Evelyn will be greatly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by her husband of eighteen years, Emmett Kempton of Bridgman; three daughters, Debbie (Rex) Miller, Cindy (Gary) Wasko, Jan (Mike) Johnson, all of Bridgman; three step daughters, Melissa (Kevin) Grier of Florida, Jennifer Graham of St. Joseph, Katherine (Paul) Fandrich of Stevensville; one step son, Josef (Nicole) Kempton of Stevensville; eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert C. Zemke; one son, Robert S. Zemke; and eight siblings, Lena Strefling, Henry Geik, Mildred Strefling, Arthur Geik, Ruth Ott, Edward Geik, Robert Geik, and William Geik.

 

Family and friends will gather Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 2673 West John Beers Road, Stevensville, with calling one hour prior.  The Reverend Jeremy Koehler, Pastor of Saint Paul will officiate. 

 

Mrs. Kempton will be laid to rest in Graceland Cemetery in Bridgman.

 

The family prefers contributions be made in memory of Evelyn to the Church Library of Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 2673 West John Beers Road, Stevensville, Michigan 49127.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks, Michigan, 49128.

 

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