Stanley G. Krempp, 89, Jasper

stan-kremppStanley G. Krempp, 89, of Jasper, died Wednesday (December 14) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born in Jasper May 20, 1927, Edwin and Marcella (Hochgesang) Krempp. He married MaryJane Gosman June 15, 1949, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died March 5, 2014.

Stan attended Culver Military Academy Summer School, where he won the Governors Award for the most outstanding naval student in navigation. He attended Purdue University where he studied Mechanical Engineering and later graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business Production. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 147 in Jasper.

In 1954 he founded United Cabinet Incorporated, which became Aristokraft, and is now Masterbrand Cabinet Corporation. He served three terms (1962, 1971, and 1972) as president of the National Kitchen Cabinet Association. Under his leadership the association achieved certification for national standards for the production and testing of kitchen cabinets. He was on the board of directors for Indiana Desk, now known as Indiana Furniture. He was instrumental in the development of an ultraviolet curing process for cabinet finishes, as well as other modern patented finishing processes. He was a founder of the United Cabinet Foundation, which provides local philanthropy for local religious institutions and the arts. He was a co-owner and director of Krempp Lumber Company in Jasper. Stan was a founding member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and served as a member of the Bishop’s Finance Committee. He was a member of the Jasper Knights of Columbus and a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash award. He was a founding member of the Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana, was the founder of the Dubois County Catholic School’s Foundation, which provides tuition for Catholic school students, and was on the board of St. Benedict College He was the chairman of the Jasper Bicentennial Committee in 1967 and a member of the Board of Directors of Jasper Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Friends of IU, the Hoosier 100, and was active in Habitat for Humanity in Florida. He enjoyed studying genealogy, organic gardening, speaking German, opera, and ballroom dancing, and was the leader of the Rhythmlads dance orchestra. He is survived by two daughters, Martha K. Beckman and husband William, Omaha, Nebraska, and Jeanne K. Campbell and husband Dr. Marc Campbell, Jasper; one son, Michael E. Krempp and wife Pam, Arlington, Texas; seven grandchildren, Andrew Krempp, Monica, John, and Nicholas Beckman, and Emilie, Elizabeth, and Christopher Campbell; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Daniel Krempp, and one brother, Kenneth Lewis Krempp and wife Jane, Jasper.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Precious Blood Church. The Precious Blood Parish will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood School or the Friends of the Arts, Inc. Online condolences may be made at A Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Precious Blood Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. American Legion Post No. 147 will conduct military graveside rites.

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