The Ottumwa Courier

December 29, 2012

Eugene Kemp, 83, Fairfield


FAIRFIELD — Eugene Wayne Kemp, 83, of Fairfield, passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at his home.

Eugene was born on Aug. 28, 1929, in Huntoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Paul E. and Cecilia Ohms Kemp. He married Rachel Wiley on Aug. 23, 1953, at the Methodist Church in Leando.

He served in the United States Army from 1948-52. Eugene worked for American Chain and Cable and also for 25 years at Kemp Christmas Trees with Rachel.

Eugene is survived by his wife, Rachel of Fairfield, three children, Neal (Sue) Kemp of Aurora, Ill., Alan Kemp of Urbandale and June Kemp of Ottumwa; one sister-in-law, Catherine Kann of Fairfield; and four grandchildren, Stephen (Jennifer) Kemp, Jennifer Kemp, Nikolas Kemp and Samuel Kemp.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Howard Kemp, Emory Kemp, Carroll Kemp, Dwight Kemp and Paul Kemp; two sisters, Arla Mae Baird and Thelma Kramasz; and one sister-in-law, Joann Wiley.

Graveside service will be noon Monday at Evergreen Cemetery; with Pastor Mark Haverland officiating.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Senior Center. Cards and memorials can be sent to 305 S. 29th St., Apt. C, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

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