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KENNETH H. KEMMER, 98, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Resthave Home in Morrison, IL.

The funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home preceded by visitation from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Rev. Dr. Michael Selburg, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, will officiate. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.

Kenneth was born April 22, 1918, in Morrison, IL, to Frederick and Mabel (Twombly) Kemmer. He was educated in the Unionville Grade School and was a graduate of Morrison High School. Kenneth married Marie Stage on October 25, 1936, in Thomson, IL. She died June 12, 2009. Kenneth was employed by General Electric in Morrison as a tool and die maker. He lived in Thomson, IL, Galesburg, IL, Morrison, IL, Zephryhills, FL, and Adams, WI, before retiring to Morrison in 2003. A memorial to Odell Library has been established.

Survivors include one daughter, Kay (John) Mucci of Morrison, IL; two sons, Doug (Nancy) Kemmer of Tavernier, FL and Steve (Karen) Kemmer of Canadian, OK;
seven grandchildren, Ben (Angie) Kemmer, Nick (Molly) Kemmer, Luke (Hollie) Kemmer, Jason (Katny) Mucci, Maria Garland, Dominic Mucci, and Joseph (Sherry) Mucci; two stepgrandchildren, Kenny (Belinda) Gruber and Tom (Janna) Gruber; sixteen great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred (Bill) Hornay of Galesburg, IL and one brother, Robert (Ann) Kemmer of Flagstaff, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; two sisters, Vera Horton and Dorothy McIlarvy.

To send online condolences go to www.bosmarenkes.com
Published on March 23, 2017
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