THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wallace R. Kempke
Issue Date: April 6, 2017
Wallace Robert Kempke, 84, of Pound, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 28 at home.
Born May 20, 1932, to the late Julius and Pauline Kempke, he attended Town of Bagley School and served in the United States Air Force in the Korean War. After service, he returned to the area and took over the family farm. He met Margaret Marith and they married on June 19, 1954. They had two children who helped farm.
He enjoyed deer hunting with family members, fishing, gardening, old country music, watching Time Life Series and bee keeping of which he was a member of M&O Bee Keepers for many years. He loved traveling with his wife and in their 63 years, they covered all 48 continental states.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two children, Stanley Kempke of Pound and Penny (Steve) Cole of Oconto Falls; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry, Chester, Lloyd and Archie and a sister, Elaine.
Per his wishes, no formal services were held. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home assisted the family.