Edwin Earl Kempf


Edwin Kempf

Edwin Kempf

Edwin Earl Kempf, 63, of Olathe, KS, passed away Aug. 24, 2015.

Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am Sat., Aug. 29, 2015 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 306 E. Madison St., Gardner, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Cat Fanciers’ Assoc. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.

Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Edwin was born Jan. 3, 1952 in Hastings, NE to Wilbur Ralph and Elizabeth Ruth (Fowler) Kempf. He married Joyce Eileen Buethe on Oct. 1, 1972 in Stamford, NE. Edwin owned and operated Olathe Computer Service, retiring in 2013. He was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church. Edwin raised and showed registered cats with his wife Joyce and was a member of several local feline clubs: Mo-Kan Cat Club, Frontier Feline Fanciers, Wichita Cat Fancier and Topeka Cat Fancier. Edwin was a Hamm Radio Operator whose handle was WD0BBU. He enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s ballgames and musicals. Edwin loved electronics and computers. He will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Mason. Edwin is survived by his wife Joyce of the home; son, Eddie E. Kempf II and wife Andria, Bentonville, AR; daughter, Jennifer and husband Ted Marsh, Wellsville, KS; four grandchildren: Kyleigh, Maverick, Alexanderia and Ally Kay; siblings: Patricia Day, Hastings, NE, Darrel Kempf, Mandeville, LA and Robert Kempf, Bradshaw, NE.

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