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Obituary: Dorothy M. Kemp

Feb 11, 2015 04:06PM ● Published by Jim

Dorothy M. Kemp, age 93, of Beaver Dam, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Hillside Manor.

The visitation will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:20 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Michael Erwin officiating.  Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Princeton on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Dorothy Mary Ann Kraftchak was born on July 23, 1921 in the town of Mecan, Marquette County, Wisconsin, to Peter and Mary (Gurney) Kraftchak. As a youngster Dorothy’s family moved to a farm outside of Beaver Dam, and also near Atwater, where Dorothy attended grade school.  After her father died, her family moved to Waupun, where she was a 1938 graduate of Waupun High School.  After moving from Waupun, Dorothy moved to Milwaukee, where she was employed by the Wisconsin Telephone Company.  Dorothy was united in marriage with Robert A. Kemp on May 29, 1954 in Milwaukee. After several years Robert and Dorothy moved to Florida where they lived for 27 years before moving back to Wisconsin in 1997.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Robert of Beaver Dam; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; and one brother.

If desired, memorials may be made in Dorothy M. Kemp’s name to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, 408 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.

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