THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Beverly E. Kempke
Issue Date: March 22, 2017
Beverly Ellen Kempke, 89, of the town of Bagley, passed away Friday, March 17 at Atrium Post Care of Oconto Falls.
Born Nov. 10, 1927 in the Town of Curtis, to the late Henry Dean Colby and Lucille (Mayville) Colby , she attended school in Unity and married Archie Kempke on Jan. 27, 1951. They moved to Milwaukee, where she was a mother and homemaker and in 1985 they returned to Bagley.
Survivors include a son, Dean Kempke Sr. of Klondike; two sisters, Erma Peters of Neenah and Jean Ladd of Milwaukee; a brother-in-law, Wallace (Margie) Kempke of Pound; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Archie; a son, Gary; three sisters, Lottie, Eleanora and Nancy and three brothers, Lowell, Lloyd and Dennis.
The family greeted relatives and friends at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home in Coleman on Monday, March 20 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m.