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Elaine Rose Kempen

January 17, 1936 — May 10, 2018

Elaine Rose Kempen, 82, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, died in Wauwatosa on Thursday, May 10, 2018. She was born on January 17, 1936 in Kennan, Wisconsin, the daughter of William and Mary (Fisher) Adomaitis. She was a graduate of the Phillips High School and of Saint Luke’s School of Practical Nursing. She was married to Richard Kempen on June 11, 1955. In her working career she was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse, as a sales associate at Sears and Roebuck Company, and as a bookkeeper for Richard F. Kempen Construction. She attended the Catholic Church, and was a member of the Catholic Sokol and of the Christian Women’s Society.
She is survived by four children, Richard (Linda) Kempen, Hartland, WI, Tracy (John) Lind, Muskego, WI, Dennis (Patricia) Kempen, Greendale, WI, and Jean (Allen) Haller, Hartland, WI; by 15 grandchildren, Larry (Heather) Kempen, Jennifer (Bob) Panger, Kimberly Kempen, Daniel (Kristin) Lind, Lauren Lind, Gina Lind, Alexa Kempen, Chris Kempen, Jeff (Madelyn) Kempen Jessica Haller, Lindsey Haller, Richard Haller, Kelly (Brent Davies) Kempen, and Kimberly (Kevin Diedrich) Kempen; and by three great grandchildren, Ella, Austin, and Lennon. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on September 9, 2015; by her parents; by four brothers, Vince Adomaitis, Francis Adomaitis, John Adomaitis, and James Adomaitis; and by three sisters, Theresa Adomaitis, Kay Novak, and Florence Haroldson.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 26, at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Catawba with Father Gerald Hagen celebrating the Funeral Mass. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services. The family suggests that memorials take the form of an offering to Saint Vincent DePaul Food Pantry-St.Therese of Lisieux conference in Elaine’s name.
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The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

W9485 US Highway 8, Catawba, WI 54515

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