Kenneth L. “Kenny” Krempp, 87, Jasper

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Krempp, 87, of Jasper, died Wednesday, November 14, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper September 3, 1931, to Edwin and Marcella (Hochgesang) Krempp. He married Jane Schneider August 27, 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Kenny graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. Degree in Business. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a U.S. Army veteran and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Jasper High School. He was president and chairman of Krempp Lumber and Construction and was one of the founding members of United Cabinet Incorporated which became Aristokraft. He was a director at Indiana Furniture and was involved in various local businesses and organizations in the community. He served on the Jasper School Board for several years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church where he served as lector and a historian for the parish. He was instrumental in getting the church registered on the United States National Register of Historic Places. He also was responsible for nominating St. Joseph’s Nativity stained glass window which was used by the United States Historical Society for its annual stained glass plate. He and his wife received the Evansville Diocese Brute Award in 1997.

He loved spending time with God, family, and friends, quail hunting, fishing, gardening, local history, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Indiana University. His canoe trips to the Quetico National Park in Canada and his pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota were special to him.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Krempp; two daughters, Kenwyn Kealing and husband Bob, Indianapolis, and Karen Olinger and husband Eric, Huntingburg; three sons, Andy Krempp and wife Brenda, John Krempp and wife Shari, and Bill (Missy) Krempp and wife Missy, all of Jasper; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Stanley G. Krempp.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

 

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