Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Homer Herschel Kemple



Homer Herschel Kemple BIRTH 3 Mar 1895 Rego, Orange County, Indian DEATH 21 Sep 1989 (aged 94) BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana son of Jacob S Kempple and Rutha Hutslar

    Homer and Esma lived in Toledo, Ohio and Lafayette, Indiana before moving to Culver, Indiana in 1922.

    He was employed at the Culver Military Academy Uniform Department as a uniform designer, pattern maker and tailor. - On the CMA staff since January 1, 1922, he worked in the tailor shop and uniform department and became manager of the uniform department in 1958, upon retirement of Val F. Herrmann. Homer Kemple retired in 1960

    In the early 1930's he left the Academy to manage the Shell gasoline station and later built a Philips 66 directly across the street from the Shell station. In the late '30s, Homer returned to the Academy Tailor Shop.


married March 3, 1916 Bloomington, Indiana Mary Esma Pope BIRTH 1 Jan 1897 Greene County, Indiana DEATH 3 May 1993 BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana daughter of Charles Pope and Nevada Bullock

Homer Herschel KMeple and Mary Esma Poper had:

1 Mary Louise Kemple married Henry B. Krieg BIRTH 14 Jan 1919 Indiana DEATH 25 Jun 1973 Culver, Marshall County, Indiana BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana
    i. LINDA LEE KRIEG,
    ii. MICHAEL BOYD KRIEG,
    iii. JOHN DELBERT KRIEG,
    iv. JEFFREY ALAN KRIEG,


2 Fritz Charles Kemple Birth Date: 24 Dec 1916 Birth Place: Toledo Ottaw, Ohio Death Date: 28 Mar 1999 married 13 Apr 1946 Florida Evelyn Faye Gollattscheck
    i. FRITZ CHARLES KEMPLE, JR,
    ii. JAMES ARTHUR KEMPLE,
    iii. SHARON FAYE KEMPLE,
    iv. RODNEY OWEN KEMPLE,
    v. CAROL ANN KEMPLE,
    vi. PATTY ESMA KEMPLE,


3 Kenneth Homer Kemple BIRTH 3 Jan 1919 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana DEATH Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana married Mary Bell Osborn Kemple BIRTH 24 Apr 1920 DEATH 24 Apr 1998 BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, They Had:
    Mary Ann Kemple married Jim Rowe
    Judy Lynne Kemple married Daryl Fisher
    Rodney Homer Kemple
    Karen Larlee. Kemple BIRTH 15 Jun 1943 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, DEATH 29 Nov 2017 Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana
      Karen L. Coby 74, Rochester,, passed away at 11:02 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 29, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

      She was born on June 15, 1943 in Plymouth, the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Belle (Osborn) Kemple.

      On Jan. 14, 1967 in Rochester, she married Jay A. Coby and he survives.

      Mrs. Coby retired from First Federal Savings Bank. She had been a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Culver, Burton/Richland Center United Methodist Church and part of the Chain Gang at the Akron Public Library. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, visiting Indiana State Parks, fishing, water painting and after retiring enjoyed traveling.

      Survivors include her husband, Jay L. Coby, Rochester, son, John Coby and significant other, Oneida Fehring, Elgin, Ill., sisters, Mary Ann and husband Jim Rowe, Culver, Judy and husband Daryl Fisher, Plymouth, brother, Rodney Kemple, Logansport and several nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Cindy Geiger.

      Services entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
    Cindy L. Kemple BIRTH 4 Mar 1947 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana DEATH 29 Jan 2010 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, married Jun. 26, 1965, in Burr Oak, Marshall Co. IN Michael L. Geiger BIRTH 5 Mar 1945 Argos, Marshall County, Indiana DEATH 17 Jan 2018 Lakeland, Polk County, Florida BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, Max E. Geiger and Laverne E. Heneline They had:
      Jamie Geiger
      Lori Geiger married Jon Frettinger


4 Joseph Arthur "Art" Kemple born February 11, 1924 Culver, Marshall county, Indiana April 30, 2006, at Bremen Health Care Center. married February 11, 1948 Culver, Marshall county, Indiana Susanna E. Woodward They had:
    Arthur Gregory Kemple,
    Connie Jo Kemple
    Patty A. Kemple
    Judy A. Kemple
    Deborah Gail Kemple
    Nancy Sue. Kemple married Harper


5 Marjorie Ann Kemple born July 22, 1928 Culver, Marshall county, Indiana died February 21, 2009 Culver, Marshall county, Indiana

    Marjorie Ann Kemple, 80 of Culver, Indiana, died at 11:20AM on February 21, 2009 at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver, Indiana.

    Marjorie was born to Homer H. Kemple and Mary Esma Pope on July 22, 1928 in Culver, Indiana. She never married.

    After graduating from Culver High School, she worked as a projectionist at the El Rancho Theater. Marjorie loved animals and really enjoyed swimming in Lake Maxinkuckee. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Culver.

    Marjorie is survived by her Sister - Mary Louise Krieg of Culver, Indiana, Sister-in-law - Sue Kemple of Culver, Indiana, and many Nieces & Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers - Fritz Kemple, Kenneth Kemple, and Arthur Kemple.

    Visitation will be at the Bonine-Odom Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 5:00 - 8:00PM EDT and from 10:00 - 11:00AM on Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009. Rev. Robin Keating will officiate the service which will take place at 11:00AM on February 25, 2009 at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver, Indiana.

    Interment will follow at the Culver Masonic Cemetery in Culver, Indiana. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Grace United Church of Christ in Culver.







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